Employment - DAC Beachcroft
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Barry Reynolds leads the employment team in DAC Beachcroft Dublin. The team includes senior associate Aisling Parkinson, associate Sinead Egan and solicitor Chris Ryan.


Our team specializes in providing pragmatic and commercial solutions to employment issues, from the day to day contractual matters and statutory protections to strategic and collective matters.

We regularly defend businesses in the Workplace Relations Commission and Courts.

The team has in depth experience of numerous sectors, including: financial services, public sector, regulated/representative entities, information technology and telecoms, retail and hospitality, logistics, health and social care, aviation and real estate businesses.

We provide a bespoke Irish service. We also seamlessly advise on international projects as part of the 80 strong employment and immigration team within our international firm.


We can assist you in managing your employment law issues to include, for example:

  • recruitment
  • contracts, handbooks and policies
  • performance management
  • worker status, part time, fixed term and agency workers
  • termination of employment including complex or collective severance arrangements
  • lay off, redundancy, changing terms and conditions
  • bullying, harassment and interpersonal issues
  • discrimination
  • illness and absence management
  • grievances, investigations and disciplinary processes
  • employment related claims and proceedings
  • senior executive issues, including advising Boards on same
  • post-termination protections, covenants and confidential information
  • business transfers (acquired rights/ transfer of undertakings)
  • reorganisations and the employment aspects of commercial transactions
  • data access requests and employee data, monitoring and privacy concerns including through a firm strategic approach and the latest technology
  • industrial relations

We can provide services to meet varied and innovative requirements and we understand what is of true value to our clients.


The team’s recent instructions include:

  • defending High Court injunctions concerning investigations and disciplinary processes
  • successfully defending numerous dismissal proceedings including misconduct, performance, redundancy and absence related
  • negotiating senior level exits
  • advising across multiple sectors on the pandemic, from cost management to innovative ways of working and managing all employment risks
  • advisor to leading telecommunications company in relation to major employee change projects and business transfers as well as day to day employment issues
  • advisor to various IT businesses ranging from establishment in Ireland to contentious employment issues
  • advisor to financial services company on a large scale data access request

The team has been recognised for the “discreet resolution of sensitive disputes” and being “very responsive and commercial in … approach. They are willing to consider creative and innovative ways of assisting their clients. Their strengths lie in their practical approach to employment law issues.’ Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2020

“Barry Reynolds  has a reputation amongst peers as "a good operator" in the employment law space. His practice covers a broad remit of contentious and non-contentious matters, including unfair dismissal claims, disciplinary procedures, GDPR compliance and industrial relations issues.” Chambers and Partners 2020 (Employment)

“Barry Reynolds is a stand out partner in the employment field. Barry has a very approachable manner but is also an excellent negotiator who will go the extra mile to ensure the right outcome for his client. Barry is also skilled at carrying out workplace investigations.”  Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2020

“We appreciate the quality of their staff, customer service, & professionalism.” Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2020

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