Principal & Head of Employment & Dispute Resolution
Richard Grogan BCL, AITI, TEP, CEDR, Solicitor and Accredited Mediator. Richard specialises in Employment Law, and Taxation of Employment Law Awards and Settlements. Richard provides mediation services, both in employment disputes as an alternative to Court proceedings or claims to the WRC and workplace mediation. Richard also heads up our Reputational Risk and Crisis Management practice for Senior Executives and Senior Managers. Richard brings over 30 years experience, specialist knowledge and expertise as a Solicitor and Chartered Tax Advisor to provide a quality and value for money service to his clients. Richard is one of the best known and respected Employment Law Solicitors in Ireland. Richard is ranked as one of the top Employment Lawyers in the country. Richard writes and lectures extensively on Employment Law and Taxation. You can see some of Richards publications and lectures in our publications section.
Richard Grogan – BCL, AITI, TEP, CEDR, Accredited Mediator was educated at Blackrock College. Richard then studied Law at UCD where he obtained an Honours BCL. Richard qualified as a Solicitor in 1979. Later he qualified as an Associate of the Taxation Institute of Ireland. Richard was a founding member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners in Ireland. Richard is a qualified Solicitor, a Chartered Tax Consultant and Registered Trust and Estate Practitioner. Richard is a member of the Employment Law Association of Ireland and the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association.Read More
Richard is a member of the Employment Law Association of Ireland and the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association, and, is a member of the Employment and the Equality Committee of the Law Society of Ireland. Richard has written and lectured extensively on Employment Law, Wills, Trusts, and, Taxation. He was the original editor of “Payroll and Taxation for Employers”. Richard had a regular column for over 10 years in The Taxation Institute of Ireland – Monthly magazine; The Irish Taxation Review entitled “Legislation Events”. Richard has written extensively in The Law Society Gazette, The Irish Tax Review, The Commercial Law Practitioner, The Employment Law Journal and “The Parchment”. Richard in 2016 started writing a regular column for Irish Legal News. Richard has written Opinion Pieces for the Irish Times and the Irish Daily Mail. Richard has appeared regularly on RTE, on radio and television and on Newstalk FM, Today FM along with various local radio stations in particular Highland Radio, Midlands 103, Cork’s 96 FM and Waterford FM. Richard has been quoted regularly in national newspaper including The Irish Times, The Irish Independent, The Examiner, The Irish Daily Mail, The Business Post and The Sunday Times.
Richard was a lecturer in Succession and Trust Law for The Taxation Institute of Ireland. Richard has lectured extensively for The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, The Law Society, The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Central Law Training, various Bar Associations and many specialist interest groups on Employment Law and Taxation. Richard was also a regular columnist for the Irish Independents “Know Your Rights”. Richard appears regularly in the Workplace Relations Commission, The Labour Court, the Circuit Court, and in the High Court in Employment cases.
After Richard qualified as a Solicitor he worked in Conveyancing. Later he moved to general Litigation where he specialised in Litigation cases involving workplace accidents and general accidents including car accidents. Subsequently Richard became the Head of Conveyancing in a medium sized Dublin firm. After that Richard moved to a Top Four Accountancy firm where he specialised in Capital Acquisitions Tax and Capitals Gains Tax. Richard moved to the Human Resource Solutions practice of that firm where he was a Senior Manager. Subsequently Richard became a Senior Associate in a leading Cork firm of Solicitors but worked in Dublin before becoming a Partner in one of the most highly respected medium sized firms in Dublin where he headed up their Employment and Taxation Department. In 2009 Richard decided to set up the firm of Richard Grogan & Associates to provide boutique legal services in our specialised areas of Law.
Richard is a recognised specialist in Employment Law and Litigation. Richard also has a strong knowledge of Taxation Law as it applies to Employers and Employees. Richard has been involved as the lead lawyer in some of the most challenging Employment Law cases. Richard acts for both employers and employees.
Richard was a Committee member of the Employment Law Association of Ireland from 2011 until 2016.
You can contact Richard directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01-9695781.
Head of Litigation
Caoimhe McConnell joined the firm on 15 November 2021 to take on the role as Head of Litigation. Caoimhe has a BCL degree from UCC and a Diploma in Commercial Litigation. Caoimhe came to the firm in November 2021 with over 15 years relevant experience.
Caoimhe brings to the firm specialist expertise in the area of personal litigation, road traffic accidents, medical negligence and workplace injury claims. Caoimhe also has considerable experience in the area of employer’s product liability and public liability claims.
Caoimhe gained considerable expertise as a Senior Solicitor in a leading Dublin plaintiff firm and in addition acting as a Senior Associate in a global law firm acting on the defence side.
Caoimhe’s role as Head of Litigation will not only include working in the area of injury claims and product liability but also working closely with the team in our Reputational and Risk Assessment practice for Executives and Senior Managers.
Caoimhe brings to the firm considerable expertise and experience in the area of workplace stress and injury claims where the firm has a particular expertise in the cross over between employment law and injury claims.
In addition to Caoimhe’s services to client’s, Caoimhe is involved in the development of the firm and the range of services to be provided to our clients.
As Head of Litigation Caoimhe will be taking the lead role in developing our medical malpractice and negligence services.
Natasha Hand, BCL, graduated from NUI, Galway in 2012 with a Bachelor of Civil Law. In 2015, Natasha completed the Certificate in Company Secretarial Law and Practice with the Law Society of Ireland in conjunction with the ICSA.
Natasha has completed her training as a solicitor in our firm and has now joined the firm of Richard Grogan & Associates as an Associate Solicitor. Natasha has a particular interest in the area of employment law.
Natasha can be contacted by email at email@example.com or by telephone on 01 9695781.
Amy O’ Sullivan
Head of Litigation Support Services
Amy O' Sullivan
Amy is a Head of Litigation Support Services working in developing our Personal Injuries Practice and Reputational Risk and Crisis Management Practice. Amy also works in our Employment Rights Practice with Richard Grogan.
Amy came to us from a highly respected litigation practice in Dublin and has significant experience in this area of law.
Amy joined the firm in January 2019.
Amy can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 01 9695781
Ewelina will be your first point of contact in the office. Ewelina is a Legal Secretary in our firm working alongside with Richard Grogan in our Employment Law Practice. Ewelina also works closely with both Richard Grogan and Natasha Hand in our Employment Rights Practice.
Ewelina joined the firm of Richard Grogan & Associates in March 2019.
Ewelina is a native Polish speaker and she will be your contact if you need a help in preparing your case or translation.
Ewelina is an award winning Photographer. Ewelina is also the person, in charge of our practice in developing our Social Media. Ewelina has a particular expertise and experience in this area.
Ewelina can be contacted at email@example.com or by telephone on 01 9695781.
Annette is a Legal Secretary in our Firm working alongside Richard Grogan and Natasha Hand in our Employment Law Practice. Annette joined the firm in January 2022. Annette had previously been in our firm eight years ago and we are delighted that Annette has returned to our Firm.
Annette can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 01-9695781.