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We assist and advise on all issues of individual and collective employment relations.

Holmes specialise in employment litigation with a fifty-year track record of acting for insurance companies advising on employment claim protection policies.  We regularly assist our corporate M&A team on due diligence projects and other employment matters which arise during transactions.

We advise on complex employment issues, including employment injunctions, TUPE, interpretation of the regulatory framework, whistle-blowing and corporate immigration, as well as using an inter-departmental approach to addressing the specialist areas of health and safety and employee incentive schemes.

We work collaboratively with chairs, chief executives, in-house counsel, HR directors and HR professionals to find practical, effective and creative solutions to both every day and exceptional problems. Due to our extensive experience dealing with public sector bodies we have a deep understanding of the legal and constitutional issues faced by institutional clients.

Meet the Team

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Gave us practical guidance throughout the pandemic and guided us expertly and calmly through some very difficult decisions with regard to laying off staff. Their team were available to us throughout this at any time of day.’

Employment | Legal 500 EMEA 2021

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Pat McInerney has a notably strong profile among public sector clients, for whom he advises on employment, grievance and disciplinary policies. He represents clients in judicial reviews and employment litigation.

Pat McInerney

Employment | Legal 500 EMEA 2021

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Associate Shane Costelloe has been advising clients on Covid-19-related employment issues, such as pay reductions, lay-offs and the Return to Work Safely Protocol.

Shane Costelloe

Employment | Legal 500 EMEA 2021

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‘Shane Costelloe, one of their associate solicitors, demonstrated expert knowledge in his field and was a very reassuring help to us while guiding us through difficult decisions in our business. Calm, collected, knowledgeable, practical, realistic, expert.’

Shane Costelloe

Employment | Legal 500 EMEA 2021

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‘Very speedy, sensible, practical advice, delivered in a very professional, friendly and approachable manner.’

Employment | Legal 500 EMEA 2021