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Anne O'Connell Solicitors
19-22 Lower Baggot Street
DUBLIN 2
Ireland

Employment Tier 3

Anne O'Connell Solicitors' 'highly knowledgeable' team provides ongoing advice on non-contentious matters to corporate clients across a range of sectors, as well as representing them in contentious disputes. On the litigation front, the team acts for both employers and employees in disputes involving allegations of unfair dismissal and breaches of restrictive covenants, among other issues. The practice is particularly active in advising employers on the exits of senior employees. Anne O'Connell, who is the founder and principal of the firm, garners praise from clients for her 'vast knowledge'. Senior associate Laura Reid is 'professional, efficient and focused'.

Practice head(s):

Anne O’Connell

Other key lawyers:

Laura Reid

Testimonials

‘Anne O’Connell Solicitors is unique in that they offer an unparalleled commitment to their clients. The team have an innate passion when representing their clients and instil a level of trust which I have not found with other firms. This is all notwithstanding the expert knowledge the firm delivers in the area of employment law.’

‘I worked with Anne O’Connell for many years and have always valued Anne’s honest and expert advice immensely. Anne, as principal of the firm, instils in her team the same unrivalled passion and drive for which Anne is known. I have found that Anne always seeks to deliver pragmatic solutions to problems while ensuring I as a client maintain a realistic outlook. It is my belief that Anne O’Connell is the leader in the area of employment law.’

‘I have always found Laura Reid to be professional, efficient and focused. She has a great memory for detail and manages difficult discussions with great care and discretion. I feel she has my back.

‘One of the key strengths of Anne O’Connell Solicitors was their expert knowledge in employment laws and practices tied together with the speed at which Anne and her team dealt with queries we had. I was genuinely taken aback by the responsiveness of the team for what was a serious legal pain for us – they took all the worry away.’

‘Knowledge, communication skills, assertiveness and proficiency in logical reasoning – all skills Anne and her team have in abundance. ’

‘This team offer exceptional, high quality, clear advice and support to clients. They do so in a very timely, warm and engaging manner. They are subject matter experts whose advice I always feel completely confident following.’

‘Anne is an exceptional employment law solicitor and a complete go-to for me when an issue arises with any of my clients. She is supported by an excellent team of professional, capable colleagues.’

‘Anne O’Connell, in my opinion, offers an unrivalled level of service in the area of employment law. Her vast knowledge in the area of employment law is second to none. The arrangement in place at the moment is through a hotline whereby Anne is available at all times. I’ve found this to be a very important source of help and guidance, as we have Anne’s guidance in all matters of law at hand at all times, and this has proven to be invaluable on more than one occasion. In helping to avoid matters going to a third party.’

Key clients

Synergy Global Housing

Simtech Aviation Holdings

Doyle Collection Hotel Group

Integrity Communications Limited

Hunter Savage

DMG Ventures

Belfield Emergency Veterinary Hospital Ltd

Rathbane Golf Club

The Sporting Emporium

Childhood Development Initiative (CDI)

King & Co Solicitors

Drogheda Medical Clinic

SecuriGroup (GES)

Affirma

Lagan Homes Ireland Limited

Arlington Novas Ireland CLG

Kdoc Medical

O’Brien Ingredients Limited

Marlin Hotel Group

AmaTech Group Ltd (part of Paragon Group)

Anconsi Ltd

Nursing Homes Ireland

Emerald Nursing

Fingal Harriers Hunt Club

Bergins Property Consultants

Gablestone Partners

ESB Group

Doyle Shipping Group

SoftCo

Sonoma Valley Ltd t/a GSLS

Northdoc Medical Services ( Edoc)

Dunraven Arms Hotel

McNally Handy & Partners Ltd

Mitie Facilities Management Limited

KMCS

Italicatessen

Kestra Electroweld

Laytown and Bettystown Golf Club

Async Technologies Limited t/a Tyrecheck

Avenir Analytics

Dublin Lettin

Anne O’Connell Solicitors, also known as AOC Solicitors, is a leading and award-winning Irish specialist employment law firm. Established in 2017 by Principal, Anne O’Connell, the firm was ranked by The Legal 500 as a ‘Leading Employment Law Firm’ in Ireland in its first year and has been elevated in ranking each year.

The firm offers a full suite of employment law services including advice and representation in respect of all contentious and non-contentious employment related issues, providing a strategic approach to employment law issues focusing on advising clients on the best solution to achieve their objectives while meeting their commercial needs and business requirements. The team is fully focused on what its clients want to achieve.

The firm advises large multi-national companies, semi-state companies, small and start-up businesses. It also advises individual high-level employees facing employment law disputes, particularly executives and directors.

The firm strongly believes in being an accessible and a dependable resource for its clients. AOC Solicitors places a high value on being available 24/7 to avoid claims and therefore offers employer clients an Employment Law Hotline to encourage such clients to contact the firm with issues as they arise. AOC Solicitors prides itself on keeping its clients abreast of all employment law updates, producing a monthly e-Newsletter with the latest legislative amendments, superior court, and relevant WRC/Labour Court decisions.

Anne was honoured to receive the Lawyer ‘Monthly Women in Law 2020 Award for Employment Law’ in Ireland for the second year running. Anne acquired in-depth experience from every angle in employment law through the various firms in which she has practised, and this has given her a high-calibre strategic and practical approach to employment law issues.

Anne is an active member of the Law Society Employment Law Committee and the Employment Law Section of the International Bar Association. Anne lectures and tutors for the Law Society and also speaks extensively at HR and legal conferences on employment law issues. Over the past two decades Anne has built up a well-earned reputation as being a stand-out leader in the field of employment law in Ireland.

Drawing on extensive and dedicated experience in the employment law sphere, the team is well placed and known for representing clients with high levels of quality and passion, proving to be a truly invaluable asset to any client. Ultimately, the success of Anne and the team is down to their stand-out ability to offer clear, up-to-date advice and concise guidance in employment law issues together with their amazing work ethics with results in unrivalled quick turnaround times. The difference between AOC Solicitors and other employment law firms is that the entire team love what they do, becoming invested in clients’ employment law issues which results in an excellent service provided to all their clients.

Department Name Email Telephone
Employment Anne O'Connell anne@aocsolicitors.ie +353 (0)1 2118434
Professional body disciplinary investigations Eva Lindsay eva@aocsolicitors.ie +353 (0)1 2118434
Number of lawyers : 3
English
Kannada
Hindi
Law Society of Ireland
Law Society of Ireland Employment Law Committee
Employment Law Association of Ireland
International Bar Association
New York Bar
Contact : Anne O’Connell

AOC Solicitors is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and as such enjoys a great working environment. Being from very different geographical and social backgrounds, the AOC team strives to bring diverse and innovative ideas and solutions to analysing and solving client’s issues and to better their individual approach towards problem solving.

AOC Solicitors provides Epilepsy Ireland with free employment law advice and support for both the organisation and for initial queries that they receive from both employers and employees addressing epilepsy in the workplace. AOC Solicitors also provides pro bono work to other worthy causes from time to time as part of its corporate social responsibility strategy.


CLIENT: Sheenagh McCullagh, HR Director
COMPANY/FIRM: GSLS
TESTIMONIAL: It is my pleasure to recommend the legal services of Anne O’Connell Solicitors. The support and advice provided by Anne is outstanding. She went far beyond what we might have expecting showing expert knowledge and competence in employment law matters. She has outstanding commitment and dedication to us as a client and ultimately has secured for us very positive outcomes in court. She absolutely sets the standard for all solicitors to follow


CLIENT: Les Sheridan, Managing Director Ireland
COMPANY/FIRM: Mitie Facilities Management Limited
TESTIMONIAL: Anne is a great support to both our business and me personally. As we embarked on a period of change, we included Anne from the very outset strategically advising how best to achieve the outcomes we wanted. This approach helped us to avoid potential conflicts and lengthy dispute processes. When issues do arise, Anne’s advice is always pragmatic but also robust when required. With over 2000 employees in Ireland, Anne is a key member of our support infrastructure


CLIENT: Edel Flynn, HR Manager
COMPANY/FIRM: Doyle Shipping Group
TESTIMONIAL: Anne provides reliable advice and guidance; she has in-depth and up to date knowledge of Irish employment law. Anne is very client-focused and consistently makes herself available to the client.


CLIENT: Barry Kelly, Principal
COMPANY/FIRM: BK HR Consultancy
TESTIMONIAL: AOC Solicitors provide an unrivalled service in employment law. Anne O’Connell and the team never fail to provide outstanding advice and support, and deliver a passion and commitment to their clients unlike any other law firm I’ve worked with. With AOC Solicitors, I feel confident I have the best employment law support for my business.


AOC Solicitors routinely advises international companies and corporate bodies in other jurisdictions on the employment law aspects of their Irish business.  Additionally, the Firm regularly collaborates with a number of UK and European Employment Lawyers and Firms for its clients.  

Principal, Anne O’Connell is an active and participating member of the Employment Law Section of the International Bar Association and is also a qualified New York Attorney 

Chaitra Girish Mallya, Legal Executive at the Firm, is a qualified lawyer in India having previously practiced in a corporate law firm in Bangalore and intends to obtain her professional qualification in Ireland. 

EMPLOYMENT

Anne O’Connell Solicitors, also known as AOC Solicitors, is a leading and award-winning Irish specialist Employment Law firm. Established in 2017 by Principal, Anne O’Connell, the Firm was ranked by Legal 500 as a Leading Employment Law Firm in Ireland in its first year and has been elevated in ranking each year.

The Firm offers a full suite of employment law services including advices and representation in respect of all contentious and non-contentious employment related issues, providing a strategic approach to employment law issues focusing on advising clients on the best solution to achieve their objectives while meeting their commercial needs and business requirements. The Team is fully focused on what its clients want to achieve.

The Firm advises large multi-national companies, semi-state companies, small and start-up businesses. It also advises individual high-level employees facing employment law disputes, particularly executives and directors.

The Firm strongly believes in being an accessible and a dependable resource for its clients. AOC Solicitors places a high value on being available 24/7 to avoid claims and therefore offers employer clients an Employment Law Hotline to encourage such clients to contact the Firm with issues as they arise. AOC Solicitors prides itself on keeping its clients abreast of all Employment Law updates, producing a monthly e-Newsletter with the latest legislative amendments, superior court, and relevant WRC/Labour Court decisions.

Anne was honoured to receive the Lawyer Monthly Women in Law 2020 Award for Employment Law in Ireland for the second year running. Anne acquired in-depth experience from every angle in employment law through the various firms in which she has practised, and this has given her a high-calibre strategic and practical approach to employment law issues.

Anne is an active member of the Law Society Employment Law Committee and the Employment Law Section of the International Bar Association. Anne lectures and tutors for the Law Society and also speaks extensively at HR and Legal Conferences on employment law issues. Over the past two decades Anne has built up a well-earned reputation as being a stand-out leader in the field of employment law in Ireland.

Drawing on extensive and dedicated experience in the employment law sphere, the team is well placed and known for representing clients with high levels of quality and passion, proving to be a truly invaluable asset to any client. Ultimately, the success of Anne and the team is down to their stand-out ability to offer clear, up-to-date advice and concise guidance in employment law issues together with their amazing work ethics with results in unrivalled quick turnaround times. The difference between AOC Solicitors and other employment law firms is that the entire team love what they do, becoming invested in clients’ employment law issues which results in an excellent service provided to all their clients.