Solicitors

Ciara McMahon - Solicitor

Ciara is a solicitor in both the Employment and Commercial & Business teams at Hayes solicitors.

Ciara advises on a range of issues affecting the employment relationship from pre-employment matters to termination. Ciara’s advisory work includes the review and drafting of employment contracts, termination of employment agreements and early resolution of issues arising in the workplace. She also has particular expertise in advising on matters of equality/discrimination, confidentiality, grievance and disciplinary matters, and obligations arising under Data Protection and Freedom of Information legislation.

Her commercial work involves advising on a variety of commercial agreements, obligations arising under company law and corporate compliance issues, and mergers and acquisitions.

Ciara joined the Firm in 2013 as a trainee and qualified in 2015.

Expertise

Ciara is a solicitor in both the Employment and Commercial & Business teams at Hayes solicitors.

Ciara advises on a range of issues affecting the employment relationship from pre-employment matters to termination. Ciara’s advisory work includes the review and drafting of employment contracts, termination of employment agreements and early resolution of issues arising in the workplace. She also has particular expertise in advising on matters of equality/discrimination, confidentiality, grievance and disciplinary matters, and obligations arising under Data Protection and Freedom of Information legislation.

Her commercial work involves advising clients on a variety of commercial agreements and their obligations under company law and corporate governance issues.

Ciara joined the Firm in 2013 as a trainee and qualified in 2015.

Experience

Employment

  • Ciara advises a wide client base to include multinational corporations, state bodies and other public sector organisations, Irish business and private clients on a variety of issues affecting the employment relationship.
  • Day-to-day advice in relation to employer/employee issues regarding equality, termination, grievance and disciplinary matters, health and safety and contractual matters.
  • Ciara also has experience acting for clients in respect of confidentiality breaches and the enforcement of restrictive covenants.
  • Ciara has a particular interest in matters arising under Data Protection and Freedom of Information legislation and advises clients in respect of obligations arising thereunder.
  • Review and advisory work in connection with contracts of employment and contracts relating to termination.

Commercial & Business

  • Ciara advises on various company law obligations to include the requirements introduced by the new Companies Act 2014.
  • Review and advisory work in relation to a wide variety of commercial agreements.
  • Ciara’s work also includes the area of mergers and acquisitions which includes acting for both buyers and sellers of businesses across various industries.

Qualifications/Education

  • BCL (European Law), University College Dublin
  • Professional qualification as a solicitor, Law Society of Ireland, 2015

Memberships

  • Member of the Law Society of Ireland
  • Member of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association

Other

Ciara regularly contributes to the Hayes website and newsletter on a range of current legal issues together with case notes on emerging decisions. She has also contributed articles to external publications by Legal-Island, the employment law training body, and the DSBA’s Parchment magazine.