The employment law team at Hatstone Ireland has the capabilities to represent employers in legal matters. We can assist with employment company documents such as drafting contracts or policies and procures. We also advise on litigation and advisory work. We can maintain several files for a client as required to suit your needs and accommodate any new matters that may arise. Our goal is to reach a solution quickly so that your business can operate smoothly with minimal interruptions. If the option for alternative dispute resolution arises, we can assist you to navigate this process. We can also assist with any internal disciplinary matters or appearances before the workplace commission, the labour court or any dispute generally.
The services we provide for employees covers the full range of employment law matters. We aid employees in a variety of situations related to their workplace. Our guides below will allow for you to research your matter and we will be able to discuss this in detail during the initial consultation. We will review the documentation and circumstances so that we can properly advise on your situation and your legal strategies. As your matter progresses, we will update you with any new developments. We will work with you to find a solution that works for you.
Setanta is experienced in all areas of Irish litigation.
He has particular strengths in litigation strategy, drafting and complex legislative provisions. Setanta has appeared before all levels of the Irish Courts system.
Setanta’s extensive commercial and civil litigation practice includes, planning law disputes, tax law disputes, employment law disputes, intellectual property law and assisting start-up businesses including inward investment and international business in Ireland.
He has a particular interest in dispute resolution mechanisms, such as arbitration and mediation.
Setanta is an Irish-qualified solicitor with over 10 years experience. He is a member of the Law Society of Ireland and the Law Society of England and Wales.
He started his professional career in 2006 when he trained as a tax advisor at EY in Dublin, gaining invaluable experience in private wealth tax, cross border taxation, trusts, estate planning and income tax. He is a Chartered Tax Advisor appointed by the Irish Taxation Institute.
Setanta is also a trademark attorney, appointed by the Irish Patents Office, assisting clients with complex intellectual property law matters and efficient tax structures to protect intellectual property.
Setanta holds an LL.B. honours degree in Law and an LL.B. in Corporate Law from the National University of Ireland (Galway).
He volunteers at the free legal advice centres in Dublin specialising in employment law.
Orla is an associate solicitor in our Dublin office. She has a particular interest in civil litigation and dispute resolution.
Orla qualified as a solicitor in 2020 following training with a well-established Dublin law firm.
She has gained a broad range of experience within the litigation department and has acted for large statutory bodies and commercial clients.
She holds a Bachelor of Civil Law from Dublin City University and is currently undertaking the Finance Law Diploma with the Law Society of Ireland.
Prior to her legal qualification, Orla worked in the banking litigation and security enforcement teams of two of Ireland’s pillar banks.
Fee arrangements are discussed with potential clients during their consultation with the solicitor. Every matter is unique and may require different resources to reach the best possible solution. The current structure that we have in place requires that we be put in funds before commencing work on a file. Once the solicitor determines that there is a legal matter to pursue, the solicitor calculates their hourly rate against the time they expect to put into the initial phase of the matter. We will notify clients should we need replenishment and invoice monthly or as required. The arrangement allows to clients to pay for the legal services as the process continues rather than receive a bill when the file is closed, or the matter is resolved. If an employee has a settlement or redundancy agreement, we will be able to invoice the employer on the employee’s behalf.
For new clients, we will have a phone or video consultation to discuss your matter. This allows for us to review your contracts, correspondence, and other materials related to your matter. It is important that we are fully informed of your situation and what you want to achieve by hiring a solicitor. While there is no obligation to retain the firm to assist or represent you, the consultation will help you understand your situation and any legal options that are available to you. This appointment is an opportunity to speak with a qualified solicitor to see whether we mutually move forward to formal engagement.