Solicitors

Rachel Kelly - Solicitor

Rachel Kelly is a solicitor in the Employment Law team at Hayes Solicitors.

Rachel advises both employers and employees on a wide range of issues affecting the employment relationship, from pre-employment matters through to termination of the employment relationship. Rachel’s advisory work includes drafting employment contracts, consultancy agreements, employer policies and termination agreements. On the contentious side, Rachel advises in relation to all employment disputes including unfair dismissal, employment injunctions and equality discrimination claims.

Rachel joined the firm in 2017 as a trainee solicitor and qualified as a solicitor in January 2018.  Rachel was awarded the Findlater Scholarship for the highest overall marks in the Law Society’s Professional Practice Course and was also awarded the Arthur Cox Foundation prize (highest overall marks in business and banking law), the Nora White prize (highest marks in complex and commercial conveyancing) and the FE-1 prize for contract law by the Law Society of Ireland.

Expertise

Rachel Kelly is a solicitor in the Employment Law team at Hayes Solicitors.

Rachel advises both employers and employees on a wide range of issues affecting the employment relationship, from pre-employment matters through to termination of the employment relationship. Rachel’s advisory work includes drafting employment contracts, consultancy agreements, employer policies and termination agreements. On the contentious side, Rachel advises in relation to all employment disputes including unfair dismissal, employment injunctions and equality discrimination claims.

Rachel joined the firm in 2017 as a trainee solicitor and qualified as a solicitor in January 2018.  Rachel was awarded the Findlater Scholarship for the highest overall marks in the Law Society’s Professional Practice Course and was also awarded the Arthur Cox Foundation prize (highest overall marks in business and banking law), the Nora White prize (highest marks in complex and commercial conveyancing) and the FE-1 prize for contract law by the Law Society of Ireland.

Experience

  • Rachel advises a wide range of clients including small and large corporate entities and private clients on a variety of issues affecting the employment relationship.
  • Rachel provides advices on all issues affecting the employment relationship, from pre-employment matters, disciplinary and grievance procedures through to the termination of employment.
  • Rachel advises in relation to all employment disputes to include unfair dismissal, employment injunctions and equality discrimination claims.
  • Rachel provides advices in relation to all aspects of single and collective redundancies.
  • Rachel has a particular interest in matters arising under Protected Disclosures Act 2014 and advises clients in respect of obligations arising thereunder.

Qualifications/Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy , Trinity College Dublin, 2012
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law, Dublin Institute of Technology, 2013
  • Admitted as a solicitor, Law Society of Ireland, 2018

Memberships

  • Member of the Law Society of Ireland

Other 

  • Rachel regularly contributes articles to the Hayes website and newsletter on range of current legal issues, as well as case notes on emerging decisions.