Meet the Team

Talented, creative and approachable people with real commercial understanding

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Paul Quain
Senior Partner
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"Paul is a very seasoned employment lawyer who knows all there is to know." (Chambers and Partners, 2024)

Niall Pelly
Partner & Head of Dublin Office
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Niall leads the firm’s Irish office and has been recognised as “an absolute standout adviser” on all aspects of Irish employment law.

Jon Gilligan
Managing Partner
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A founder of GQ|Littler who "helps clients find the optimal solutions" (Chambers and Partners). He also has responsibility for the management of the firm.

Darren Isaacs
Partner
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"Darren is one in a million. He has an in depth knowledge of his subject and his approach is always constructive, knowledgeable and compassionate. Every instruction we give will have an impact on an individual’s life after all." (Legal 500, 2024)

Sophie Vanhegan
Partner
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"Sophie has deep expertise in employment law and is able to balance and assimilate complex situations quickly. She is highly commercial and thoughtful in her advice and guidance." (Chambers and Partners, 2024)

Daniel Pollard
Partner
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"Dan Pollard is a stand-out partner. He is able to combine very deep technical skills with excellent commercial understanding, good judgement in forming and executing a negotiation strategy and innate people-skills." (Legal 500,2024)

Raoul Parekh
Partner
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Raoul enjoys getting to know clients’ businesses well and using that knowledge to help them solve employment law and HR issues efficiently.

Philip Cameron
Partner
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A partner who has tremendous litigation, trade union and in-house HR experience.

Caroline Baker
Partner
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A commercial, solutions-focused lawyer who has particular experience in the financial services sector.

Nicola James
Partner
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Nicola specialises in complex and international transactions including multi-jurisdictional carve outs, mergers and acquisitions, outsourcings, business transfers and reorganisations.

Laura Lobb
Partner
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Laura has over 14 years' experience advising on the employment aspects of commercial transactions.

Natasha Adom
Partner & Head of Client Training
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Natasha develops and delivers training programs for our clients to support their unique business needs.

Barry Reynolds
Partner
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Barry has a wealth of expertise across all areas of employment law built on over two decades of experience in the Irish market including having practiced in two of Ireland's largest commercial firms and most recently led the Dublin employment team of an i

David Cohen
Partner
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David is an expert in all aspects of employee share schemes.

Vanessa Ganguin
Partner (Consultant)
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Vanessa is one of the most highly regarded experts in immigration law, with over 20 years' specialist experience in her field.

Alison Sneddon
Senior Counsel
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Alison is a Senior Counsel who advises across a range cross-border matters with a particular interest in international financial services regulatory investigations.

Huw Price
Senior Counsel
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Huw has more than 18 years’ experience as a specialist employment lawyer and prides himself on providing a responsive service with a commitment to delivering value.

Nicole Woolf
Senior Counsel
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A seasoned employment lawyer with more than 15 years’ experience who provides commercial responses to her client’s legal needs.

Stephanie Compson
Professional Support Lawyer
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A senior lawyer, Stephanie brings a unique set of skills and experiences from private practice and her time as a senior in-house public lawyer.

Joanna Miskelly
Compliance Manager
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A senior lawyer, Joanna brings varied experience of regulatory and compliance landscapes to her role managing the firm’s compliance and regulatory responsibilities.

Kate Potts
Senior Associate
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Kate is experienced in advising employers on litigation, corporate transactions and day-to-day HR advisory work. She has a particular interest in diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Lisa Coleman
Senior Associate
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Lisa specialises in all areas of employment law from defending high-value tribunal claims to advising employers on their data protection obligations.

Deborah Margolis
Senior Associate
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"Deborah Margolis is an exceptional lawyer and professional. She takes the time to understand your organisation, you as the client and tailors her responses." (Legal 500, 2024)

Alison Finn
Senior Associate
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Alison has particular expertise in handling employee terminations and any subsequent settlement negotiations, together with defending claims before the Workplace Relations Commission and the Labour Court.

James Champness
Senior Associate
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James works across all areas of employment law, with a focus on general advisory work and transactional support.

Chris Coombes
Senior Associate
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Clients in Legal 500 (2023) note, "Chris Coombes is a rising star, having been virtually seconded to one of our businesses for most of the year."

Oliver Moreton
Senior Associate
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Oli advises clients on a broad range of employment law issues, including high value litigation, day-to-day advisory matters, multi-jurisdictional and restructuring projects, and the employment aspects of complex transactions.

Mark Callaghan
Senior Associate
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Mark is a senior associate who works across all areas of employment law including advisory, litigation and transactional support.

Ben Smith
Senior Associate
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Ben works across all areas of employment law including advisory, litigation and transactional support.

Kate Richards
Associate
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Kate works across all areas of employment law, including advisory, litigation and transactional support.

Sanika Karandikar
Associate
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Sanika has experience across all areas of employment law including advisory, litigation and transactional support.

Ben Rouse
Associate
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Ben has experience across all areas of employment law.

Josephine Rendall-Neal
Associate
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Josephine is a native French speaker and advises in both French and English.

Jessica Lim
Associate
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Jessica has experience working across all areas of employment law, including advisory, litigation and transactional matters, and has experience working on multi-jurisdictional matters.

Emily Partridge
Associate
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Emily works across all areas of employment law including advisory, litigation, and transactional support and is experienced in advising on international projects.

Jenny Allan
Associate
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Jenny has experience working on multijurisdictional projects, corporate transactions and employment advisory work.

Lisa Collins
Associate
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Lisa works across all aspects of employment law including advisory, litigation and transactional support.

Dilshen Dahanayake
Associate
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Dilshen has experience across the full gamut of employment law.

Hannah Drury
Trainee Solicitor
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Hannah supports the team in all areas of the business.

Elliott Lauder
Paralegal
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Elliott is a paralegal and provides a valuable service to all aspects of the business, from the partners and associates to the support team.

Kate Davies
Paralegal
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Kate assists members of the team across all areas of the business.

Ross Kennedy
Immigration Consultant
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Ross has a sound reputation as a safe pair of hands for personal and business immigration.

Liz O'Brien
Head of HR
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Liz has 20 years experience of delivering strategic and commercial HR solutions within professional and non-professional services organisations.

Holly Bussey
HR Coordinator
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Holly is the HR Coordinator at GQ|Littler and is responsible for providing the team with HR support.

Suzanne Moore
Billing & Credit Control Manager
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Suzanne manages the invoicing for the firm.

Emma Cantan
Billing Administrator
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Emma assists the billing & credit control manager with the invoicing for the firm.

Monica Lee
Finance Manager
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Monica oversees the day-to-day running of the finances of the firm.

Priscilla Johns
Credit Controller
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Priscilla ensures the smooth process and payment of invoices.

Charmaine Franklin
Accounts Payable
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Charmaine handles finance related queries and bank account reconciliation for the firm.

Ursula Bosworth
Marketing & Operations Director
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Ursula manages the firm's marketing function and has many years' experience in professional services firms.

Sophia Cheraitia
Marketing Manager
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Sophia manages the firm's marketing and business development campaigns.

Liane Ramsay
Executive Assistant
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Liane provides full administrative support at all levels as well as organising internal and client training and social events.

Emma Wardell
Legal PA
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Emma supports the Partners and the Marketing & Operations Director with all administration duties and assists with organising internal and client social events.

Evan Burrowes
Client Training Coordinator
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Evan is the Client Training Coordinator at GQ|Littler and supports with the development of legal documents