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  • Michelle Ryan

    Solicitor

    Solicitor

    contact

    +353 21 2332883

    Practice Areas

    Cyber and Data Protection, Employment Law

    Location

    Cork

    Experience

    Michelle is an associate solicitor and has wide ranging experience advising on all aspects of employment law. Michelle's daily work involves providing strategic HR and employment law advice and support to her clients in the technology, pharmaceutical, charity/not for profit, healthcare and hospitality sectors, on issues including drafting contracts and policies and procedures; termination of employment, including redundancies; the conduct of internal investigations; performance management; transfer of undertakings; equality; work permits and intra-company transfers; issues associated with contingent workers; whistleblowing issues; organisation of working time; industrial relations; protective leave; severance agreements; sexual harassment and bullying and harassment. 

    Michelle has built specialist expertise in cyber and data protection law and advises her clients on data privacy matters such as data breaches, liaising with the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner, trans-border data flows, subject access requests, pre-employment screening and more recently, has focused on providing a roadmap for clients to GDPR compliance.

    Michelle supports the Corporate and Commercial team in relation to mergers and acquisitions.

    Michelle also is recognised for having considerable experience in contentious matters and regularly represents clients before the courts, Workplace Relations Commission and Labour Court. She also provides in-house training and information sessions for clients on areas such as grievance and disciplinary procedures, performance management, whistleblowing and GDPR.

    Michelle tutors in employment law for the Law Society and is a regular contributor to the Industrial Relations News and to Legal Island’s email service.

    Education

    University College Cork (BA Hons) 
    Dublin Institute of Technology (Post Graduate Diploma in Law)
    Trinity College Dublin (LLM) 
    Law Society of Ireland (Diploma in Employment Law)
    Law Society of Ireland (Certificate in Data Protection Practice)

    Professional

    Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland.

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