Colleen Cleary established the firm in 2009. The quality of service and advice is driven by Colleen who has been acknowledged as a top employment lawyer by the Legal 500. Colleen leads a team of solicitors who have a range of experience in employment law, litigation, personal injuries and industrial relations.
Colleen is an experienced litigator and conducts her own advocacy. She is an adept adviser to her clients providing advice that reduces risk and exposures to legal claims. She combines commercial acumen with sound legal advice that enables her to guide her clients through the rigours of employment and partnership law, which adds value to their business or personal circumstances.
Colleen is a skilled negotiator and is an accredited mediator with CEDR. She is Chair of the Employment Law Association of Ireland and is on the International Committee of the American Bar Association, Employment Lawyers Association in the UK and British and Irish Chamber of Commerce. She is also qualified in England and Wales.
Regan is an experienced solicitor, having trained and qualified in a large commercial law firm and thereafter having spent two years working in the Dublin office of a large UK firm, joint-specialising in employment law and professional indemnity defence work. She is a member of the Law Society of Ireland and Employment Law Association of Ireland.
Regan has significant litigation experience. She conducts her own advocacy in employment matters, and case manages injunctions, personal injury and judicial review proceedings in the High Court.
She advises both employers and employees on all aspects of the employment relationship, both contentious and non-contentious. These include advising on non-contentious matters such as contracts, redundancy, data protection and business immigration. She also advises in respect of transfers of undertakings, disciplinary and grievance issues and dealing with complaints of bullying and harassment in the workplace, as well as penalisation for protected disclosures, and work place stress claims.
Maeve is a newly qualified solicitor after training with the firm since 2015. Her training focused entirely on all areas of employment law and litigation, which has lead to her acute knowledge of the field. She has extensive experience advising on all aspects of the employment relationship including redundancy, unfair dismissal, discrimination, disciplinary matters and TUPE.
Maeve also has a keen interest in Data Protection and its application in the workplace. She undertook to expand her knowledge in this area by completing a Certificate in Data Protection Practice with the Law Society of Ireland. Her in-depth knowledge in this area including the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) provides added value to our clients when advising on employment law issues. This includes compliance reviews, data protection training, processing data access requests and risk analyses.
Noella attended the National University of Ireland Galway studying her undergraduate Degree in Public and Social Policy and Postgraduate LLB Degree. Noella graduated with Honours in 2016.
Following her graduation from NUI Galway Noella interned in a small practise in the North West which specialised in Conveyancing, following which Noella then joined the Litigation Department of one of the leading law firms in the North West which specialised in High Court and Circuit Court Litigation and Defence, Noella worked predominantly in High Court Personal Injury matters before joining the team at CC Solicitors.
Noella has a keen interest in Employment Law and is a member of the Employment Law Association of Ireland.
Patrick qualified as a solicitor in 2016 and holds an honours Bachelor of Arts degree and an honours LL.B degree from the National University of Ireland Galway.
Patrick joined CC Solicitors in January 2018. Prior to this he worked in a Dublin office of a large UK firm before training and qualifying with another Dublin based Commercial Litigation firm. Patrick has expertise in the areas of employment law, litigation and commercial law.
Patrick consistently ensures that all cases progress smoothly, expeditiously and with a view to achieving the optimum outcomes. Patrick has an open and warm personality. He has a unique ability to make clients feel at ease and know that their case is being expertly managed.