A&L Goodbody appoints Aisling Byrne as Belfast employment partner

A&L Goodbody appoints Aisling Byrne as Belfast employment partner

Pictured (L-R): A&L Goodbody partner Michael Neill, Aisling Byrne and Gareth Walls

A&L Goodbody (ALG) has announced the appointment of Aisling Byrne as a partner in the firm’s employment team in Belfast, bringing its total number of partners in Northern Ireland to 19.

Ms Byrne has over 20 years’ experience in employment and equality law, advising on issues ranging from employment litigation in the local tribunal to providing employment support on corporate and procurement matters.

Qualified to practice in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, she is a committee member of the Employment Lawyers Association of Ireland (ELAI) and a qualified mediator.

Gareth Walls, head of employment in Belfast, said: “Our employment team has experienced steady and continued growth in demand for our service in recent years – particularly over the past 18 months as employers have continued to contend with challenges and opportunities brought about by the global pandemic, such as the furlough scheme, return to work and hybrid or agile working.

“Aisling’s appointment cements our position as the largest and leading go-to Employment team in the jurisdiction for expert advice on a wide portfolio of employment and corporate immigration law considerations.”

Michael Neill, head of the Belfast office, added: “This senior-level appointment comes in response to the firm’s continued growth and success in Northern Ireland and reflects our confidence in the stellar performance of the employment unit.

“We have no doubt that Aisling’s appointment will support Gareth and the wider team in the delivery of market-leading commercial employment advice which has become the hallmark of the department.

“As well as unparalleled technical expertise, our clients have come to expect energy, unwavering confidence and industry know-how from our senior lawyers. Aisling very much fits the bill in this regard and is an outstanding addition to our team. We are proud to have such strong talent across our team of over 120 lawyers and business support professionals in Belfast.”

In total, ALG now has 109 partners across its Belfast, Dublin, London, New York, San Francisco and Palo Alto offices.

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