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Bláthnaid Evans

Head of Employment and Corporate Immigration


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Bláthnaid is partner and head of Employment and Corporate Immigration at Ogier in Ireland. She advises on all contentious and non-contentious issues and has substantial experience in advising clients before all employment law forums, including the WRC, Labour Court and High Court for employment-related injunctions.

Background and experience

Bláthnaid has extensive experience in all areas of employment law, having trained in one of the leading trade union / employee firms and subsequently worked in a top five law firm.

Bláthnaid’s practice includes advising and preparing all employment-related documentation, such as contracts, offer letters, handbooks, and employment permits. She regularly advises on all aspects of commercial related transactions, with particular experience in advising on TUPE Regulations and outsourcing arrangements. She also has extensive experience in advising clients (both employees and employers) on employment-related disputes which include, grievances, investigations, disciplinary matters, harassment and sexual harassment complaints, performance issues and protected disclosure related issues. Bláthnaid also provides advisory work on health and safety matters and regularly advises clients on workplace inspections.

Bláthnaid has extensive experience in advising companies on obtaining employment permits for their staff.

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"Bláthnaid Evans is a superb lawyer of the highest quality"

Chambers Europe, 2024

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"Her expertise and ability to navigate complexity is invaluable"

Chambers Europe, 2024

"Labour & Employment Lawyer of the Year 2023"

Women in Business Law Awards 2023

"Achievements in Law Award "

The Irish Women's Awards, 2023

"Bláthnaid Evans is a commercial astute lawyer with excellent client engagement. She is an asset to the team."

Chambers 2023

"Bláthnaid Evans leads the exceptional employment law team at Ogier Leman. They are commercially oriented, providing solid and pragmatic employment law advice to businesses, always prioritising the needs of their clients"

Legal 500 EMEA, 2023

"Bláthnaid Evans is highly experienced in the area of employment law. She gives clear-headed advice and is very client focused in her approach"

Legal 500 EMEA, 2023

"She grasps issues quickly and helped us reach a satisfactory conclusion."

Chambers 2023

"An astute and excellent communicator "

Chambers Europe, 2022

"Astute, hugely experienced, and gives practical, understandable advice across the full spectrum of employment law areas and disputes"

Legal 500, 2022

"Very down to earth and a natural communicator. She helps non-lawyers understand complex legal issues but does so in an easy-going and enthusiastic way. She’ll use metaphors and similes to get her message across. She delivers on time, she’s flexible and very likeable. She answers questions expertly but openly"

Legal 500, 2022

"Up and Coming"

Chambers Europe, 2022


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