Maura Connolly Eugene F Collins

Maura is Partner and Head of the Firm’s Dispute Resolution Law Department. She also leads the Firm’s Employment & Employee Benefits Law Group.


Having practised extensively for many years in the area of employment law, Maura is recognised as being a highly experienced and pragmatic advisor. Her practice spans the full range of employment laws. She advises employers and employees on all aspects of employment and employment equality law including contentious and non-contentious matters. This includes redundancies, restructurings, Covid-19 related measures and contractual changes including remote working and more flexible work practices. She has represented clients in the Workplace Relations Commission, the Labour Court and the Courts.


She has been involved in many commercial transactions and has considerable experience of employment law issues arising in the context of mergers and acquisitions. Maura has advised on regulatory breaches, corporate fraud and white-collar crime and completed an Advanced Diploma in 2015 in the Honorable Society of King’s Inns in this area.


A graduate of Trinity College Dublin (Ll. B) Maura was admitted as a solicitor in 1993 and is a former Chair of the Law Society’s Employment and Equality Law Committee (2012 to 2015). She is also a member of the European Employment Lawyers Association, the Employment Law Association of Ireland, the Association of Pension Lawyers Ireland and the Health & Safety Lawyers Association of Ireland.

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