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New senior associate joins employment law firm GQ|Littler

New senior associate joins employment law firm GQ|Littler

Alison Finn joins firm’s growing Dublin office as a senior associate

GQ|Littler, the specialist employment law firm, has appointed Alison Finn as a senior associate in its Dublin office to advise on all contentious and non-contentious employment law matters.

Alison Finn joins from Matheson where she was a senior associate in the employment, pensions and benefits team.

Her particular areas of focus are:

  • Business Restructuring
  • Hiring, Performance Management and Termination
  • Litigation and Trials

Alison will assist clients with drafting employment policies and contractual documentation (including for international businesses expanding into Ireland), as well as guiding employers through HR processes, including grievances, disciplinary procedures and performance management procedures.

She has particular expertise in handling employee terminations and any subsequent settlement negotiations, together with defending claims before the Workplace Relations Commission, the Labour Court and managing employment injunctions.

Niall Pelly, Partner and Head of Dublin Office at GQ|Littler says: “We’re delighted to welcome Alison to our growing Dublin office. Her considerable experience and expertise will help GQ|Littler meet the needs of our clients as they navigate employment issues in the post-Covid environment.”

GQ|Littler’s Dublin office, opened in January 2021, has grown strongly in the last twelve months. Niall Pelly says: “Alison’s appointment follows a tremendously successful first year for GQ|Littler’s Dublin practice. Her addition will help support and shape the next stage of our growth.”

The appointment of Alison Finn forms part of a strong growth period for the firm. The M&A Support Team in London recently expanded to include two new partners and a senior associate. Nicola James, Partner, joins from Baker McKenzie, Laura Lobb, Partner, joins from CMS and Ed Belam, Senior Associate, joins from Marriott Harrison.

These appointments will assist the firm in providing dedicated employment advice related to M&A deals, MBOs, carve-outs, demergers and other major corporate transactions. Megan Todd-Jones has also joined the London office as an associate from Squire Patton Boggs.

Jon Gilligan, Managing Partner at GQ|Littler says: “The recent additions to our team in London and Dublin will support and accelerate our growth as a firm. They add to our existing expertise in critical areas, from M&A deals to employment rights.”

About GQ|Littler

GQ|Littler is a leading specialist employment law firm and the London office of Littler, the largest global employment and labour law practice devoted exclusively to representing management. With more than 1,600 lawyers in over 100 offices worldwide, Littler provides workplace solutions that are local, everywhere.

Offering risk-based contentious and non-contentious advice, our legal expertise includes employment, immigration, data privacy and employee tax and incentives. Our client base spans a wide range of sectors including financial services, technology, healthcare, professional services and luxury goods, in the UK and internationally.

GQ|Littler is recognised as a leader in its field by both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.  The firm is noted for “carving out a reputation in the employment sphere” and offering the “experience, technical expertise and quality of advice of a magic circle law firm, but with the personal touch and client-focus of a boutique firm”.

To better understand the myriad forces transforming the European workplace and the actions employers are taking in response, see Littler’s 2021 European Employer Survey Report. Littler surveyed more than 530 human resources executives, in-house attorneys and business leaders based mainly across Western and Southern Europe.