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In representing our clients, we have been responsible for some of the most important legal case precedents established in education and employment law over the last fifty years.  We advise on all aspects of the employment relationship from recruitment to termination. 

We have extensive experience in dealing with the issues arising in managing the student relationship. We advise on student complaints and student discipline, academic appeals and fair admissions policies, as well as equality and discrimination issues. We also provide practical advice in relation to confidentiality and data protection issues.

Our work encompasses not only advice on laws specific to education, but also other specialist areas relevant to the sector, including research.  We advise third level institution’s tech transfer and commercialisation offices and business incubator centres.  We have expertise in advising on all types of research arrangements (including industry sponsorship of academic research, agreements for research services, and collaborative research arrangements with industry), licensing arrangements, public funding agreements (including through Enterprise Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland), application of State aid rules, application of the Technology Transfer Block Exemption, and in relation to materials transfer agreements.   

Several of our partners are actively involved in boards and committees throughout the industry.  With this in-depth sector knowledge, we are very well placed to identify challenges for the sector in advance and provide early advice and potential solutions to our education sector clients. 

Drawing upon the vast experience in this sector of our colleagues in the International Lawyers Network, we can help you to establish your institution in overseas markets. In doing so, we provide a seamless, multi-jurisdictional service. 

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University of Limerick
IT Sligo
Educational Research Centre
"I regularly get a summary of each claim and anything that might have happened in the last week or so," says one client, further noting: "The lawyers are proactive in trying to get a claim resolved." Notable practitioners: Harry Fehily, Michael Murphy and Robert Kennedy.

Insurance Dispute Resolution | Chambers Europe 2021

The team earns praise for proven capacity to handle diverse claims across EL/PL, motor insurance and financial lines. Defends insurers and self-insured companies or associations in personal injury claims filed by employees or third parties.

Insurance Dispute Resolution | Chambers Europe 2021

I see a firm, especially managing partner Harry Fehily, committed to supporting pro bono work and not-for-profit organisations and the broader Limerick environment.

Corporate Responsibility | Legal 500 EMEA 2020

The team is noted for its expertise in professional liability cases pertaining to the construction, financial services and legal sectors. Assists with coverage disputes arising under professional indemnity policies. Also has a separate claimant-side practice.

Insurance Dispute Resolution | Chambers Europe 2021

Meet the Team