Double promotion at Lewis Silkin Ireland
Lewis Silkin Ireland has promoted two lawyers in its employment, immigration and reward division, with Catherine Hayes becoming managing associate and Declan Groarke becoming a senior associate.
Both lawyers have extensive experience advising both national and international clients on employment and immigration law, providing guidance to employers on a wide range of issues, both contentious and non-contentious. Both also have significant litigation experience in the Workplace Relations Commission, High Court and Court of Appeal.
Ms Hayes provides guidance to employers on grievances, disciplinaries, dismissals, restructures, collective consultation, TUPE and discrimination issues. She is also a member of Lewis Silkin’s technology industry sector focus group and advises a range of international technology clients.
She holds a diploma in employment law and a certificate in data protection law from the Law Society of Ireland, and is dual-qualified in Ireland and in England and Wales. She is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association of Ireland and the Employment Lawyers Association in the UK.
Mr Groarke supports clients from a wide range of sectors in navigating and complying with Ireland’s immigration system. He advises clients on employment permit, visa and other immigration applications and provides advice regarding global mobility issues and adherence alongside providing guidance to employers on various issues.
He holds an advanced diploma in applied employment law from the King’s Inns and a certificate in immigration law and practice from the Law Society of Ireland. He is also a member of the Irish Immigration Lawyers Association and the Employment Lawyers Association of Ireland.
Síobhra Rush, partner and head of office at Lewis Silkin Ireland, said: “We are delighted to promote two of the longest standing members of our team in Dublin and see them continue to build their careers with us at Lewis Silkin as integral members of our core team.
“Their work and commitment have been key factors in our continued growth as a leading employment law practice in Ireland over the past five years.”