Karen is head of Maples and Calder's Employment team in the Maples Group's Dublin office. She has over 18 years’ experience advising clients on all aspects of employment law including contractual matters, sensitive investigations, employee privacy issues, GDPR, gender pay gap preparation, TUPE, HR aspects of corporate re-structuring and asset disposals, industrial relations, working time, equality issues, executive compensation, removal of directors and senior executives and the protection of confidential information. Karen’s recent cases include securing court orders to prevent the theft of confidential information, restraining a team move and defending a High Court challenge to the suspension and investigation of a senior employee. She regularly represents clients before the WRC and the courts and has extensive experience of successful mediation and dispute resolution.
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1999 – Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland
2000 – Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (non-practising)
Trinity College Dublin 1990-1994 LL.B
Université de Poitiers, France 1992-1993 (Erasmus)
Mandatory Retirement Ages in Ireland: Analysis of Latest Irish Age Discrimination Case
Parent's Leave and Benefit Bill 2019 - Enhanced Benefits for Employees in Ireland
Construction Industry Employers in Ireland - Closing Date for Submissions on Changes to the SEO
Sharpening the Blue Pencil - Can a Court Rewrite a Non-Compete Restriction?
Fitness and Probity in the Central Bank of Ireland's Crosshairs
Anatomy of a Workplace Investigation in Ireland: How to Handle some of the Practical Issues