Tughans promotes Patricia Rooney to employment partner



Patricia Rooney
Patricia Rooney

Belfast-based commercial firm Tughans has announced the promotion of Patricia Rooney to partner within its employment team.

Ms Rooney has over twenty years’ experience in employment law and has been a director at Tughans since 2010.

She is dual-qualified in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and regularly appears on behalf of clients in the Labour Court and the Workplace Relations Commission in Dublin.

She will be joined in the employment team by newly qualified solicitor Jack Balmer, a graduate of Queen’s University Belfast who completed his Institute of Professional Legal Studies qualification through Tughans and has been appointed as an associate solicitor.

Anna Beggan, partner and head of employment, said: “I am delighted to welcome Patricia into the Tughans’ partnership.

“We are constantly developing our employment offering to meet the ever-changing needs of our wide range of clients. The law is continually evolving so we need to ensure we stay ahead of the curve when it comes to the delivery of legal services.

“One big selling point for the employment team at Tughans is our full UK and Ireland jurisdiction offering, which fully enables us to service our clients’ needs in the most cost-effective manner across all jurisdictions.

“Jack is also a welcome addition bringing increased depth to our experienced team, which also includes director Rachel Richardson. He has already shown exceptional skill in handling sensitive matters and in developing client relationships.”