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fiona_adrian_and_sarah_at_cipd_conference.jpgIf you have a problem, you need clear, practical and commercially sound advice. You don’t need stereotypical, stuffy lawyers who will charge you a small fortune. You don’t need advice that ignores your key objectives and commercial reality as well as failing to give you a clear steer as to how to achieve your desired outcome.

For these reasons, we are particularly careful to only recruit personable and responsive individuals who focus on providing clear, uncomplicated and commercially sound advice. All of our team are focused on achieving the optimum possible outcome for clients with a minimum of fuss and at the lowest possible cost.

  • Employment Law Team
  • Corporate Immigration Team

Employment Law Team

Our employment law team is led by Adrian Twomey. Other team members will feed into the process of advising and assisting you as and when needed.The employment team is supported by a range of Advokat consultants who specialise in the provision of services in the areas of human resources, occupational medicine, business coaching, investigating grievances and bullying/harassment allegations, mediation, dealing with trade unions, collective bargaining and the resolution of industrial disputes.

Adrian Twomey

Adrian is Director of Employment Law Services at Advokat and Director of the Employment Law Group at gallenalliance Solicitors, having previously held the equivalents position at A & L Goodbody Solicitors and Doyles Solicitors. He is ranked as one of the world’s leading lawyers for business by the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers.

Adrian has specialised in employment law since qualifying as a barrister in 1993 and acts for a diverse group of employer clients, including many of the world’s leading blue-chip companies. He has served as a consultant to the International Labour Organisation and has advised a number of national governments on employment law and industrial relations issues. He is a regular and popular speaker at events organised by Advokat, CIPD, ISME and others.

Adrian co-authored Sexual Harassment in the Workplace which was the first Irish book on that subject. He edited Croner’s guide to Irish employment law for 5 years and he has had numerous articles published in the Irish Law Times, the Bar Review, People Focus and a range of other professional journals. His publications on employment law and legal theory are required reading for law students at a number of Irish and American universities.

Adrian can be contacted on 053 923 8000 and at atwomey@advokat.ie

Fiona Grant

Fiona is an Employment Law Specialist, having worked in that field for a number of years. She obtained a Diploma in Employment Law from the Law Society of Ireland in 2008.

Fiona handles employment-related litigation cases in the Circuit and High Courts and has extensive experience in that area, having worked in the employment law unit at Doyles Solicitors and the Litigation Department of M J O’Connor Solicitors before joining Advokat. Fiona also deals with claims under employment-related legislation before Rights Commissioners, the Employment Appeals Tribunal and the Equality Tribunal.

Fiona also provides advice and assistance to businesses in relation to compliance with Employment Law and has prepared employment contracts, policies and procedures and employee handbooks for numerous client companies.

Fiona can be contacted on 053 923 8000 and at fgrant@advokat.ie

Robert Jacob

Robert graduated with a BCL in Law from University College Cork in 2006. In 2008 he commenced his traineeship with Ensor O Connor Solicitors and in 2011 he was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors. He also obtained a Law Society of Ireland Diploma in Civil Litigation in the same year.

Robert joined Advokat in June 2011. He advises on all aspects of employment law. He has also been involved in representing clients before Rights Commssioners, the Employment Appeals Tribunal, the Equality Tribunal and the Labour Court.

Robert can be contacted on 053 923 8000 or at rjacob@advokat.ie

Elaine Whelan

Elaine is a Trainee Solicitor. She graduated with a BA in History and Politics from UCD in 2008. She subsequently obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Law from DIT in 2009 and a Diploma in Employment Law from the Law Society of Ireland in 2011. Elaine joined Advokat in 2012 and provides assistance to the employment team on a variety of employment related issues.

Elaine can be contacted on 053 923 8000 or at ewhelan@advokat.ie

Corporate Immigration Team

Our corporate immigration team advises and assists client companies who wish to obtain green cards or work permits for employees being hired from abroad. The corporate immigration team is led by Sarah Dobbs. Other team members will feed into the process of advising and assisting you as and when needed and under Sarah’s direction.

Sarah Dobbs

Sarah is a co-founder of Advokat and head of our corporate immigration team.

Sarah graduated with a BA in European Business with French & German from the National College of Ireland in 2000 and also spent a year in University in France. She subsequently spent a number of years with NCB Stockbrokers, where she qualified as a registered representative of the Irish Stock Exchange.

Sarah has been with Advokat since 2006 and now specialises in the area of corporate immigration. Her clients include some of the best-known multinationals operating in Ireland and the UK. Sarah also has responsibility for managing Advokat’s training and seminar functions.

Sarah can be contacted on 053 923 8000 and at sdobbs@advokat.ie

Advokat is a trading name of Advokat Compliance Limited a limited company registered in Dublin No. 416390, VAT IE 6436390B, with a registered address at Dun Barra, Dunanore, Bree, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, Ireland. The directors are Adrian Twomey and Sarah Twomey.

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