Cían Beecher

Cian Beecher | Employment Lawyer | Arthur Cox
  • Cían Beecher
  • +353 1 920 1193
  • Arthur Cox, Ten Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, D02 T380, Ireland


Cían is head of the firm’s Commercial Department.  He is an experienced solicitor with over 15 years’ experience who advises clients on all aspects of employment and industrial relations law.  His practice includes representing employers in contentious employment and industrial relations disputes before all of the employment law tribunals and the Irish courts.

Cían also advises our clients on all issues that arise out of the employer-employee relationship including individual or collective grievances, trade disputes, relationships with trade unions, employee relations, disciplinary investigations and proceedings, the termination of employment (both disciplinary and redundancies), work force reductions and restructurings, fixed-term and part-time worker legislation and complaints of bullying or harassment.  Cían also assists clients in developing appropriate human resources and industrial relations policies and procedures.  Cían’s focus is on developing and implementing practical and effective strategies for clients, as is the focus of all of the Employment Law group.

Cían’s practice areas also include advising buyers and sellers on the employment law aspects of all commercial transactions including transfer of undertaking issues that can arise on the sale or purchase of businesses and in outsourcing arrangements.

Cían also assists clients on Irish immigration law, typically in connection with the international mobility of employees and the transfer of employees to Ireland on a long or short term assignments.  This practice area includes advising on all aspects of Ireland’s work permit, green card and intra-company transfer schemes.  The team has a strong track record of successfully securing appropriate permissions for our clients.

As with the rest of the Employment Law Group, Cían also develops and delivers training to clients.  Cían strongly advocates practical advice and solutions that work for clients.


Cían has advised on a number of high profile, employment law disputes.  These have included successfully obtaining:

  • a number of High Court injunctions restraining unlawful secondary picketing by employees and their trade unions of a number of client sites;
  • a High Court injunction restraining the unlawful occupation of employers’ premises (a “sit in”);
  • a springboard injunction restricting a team move/defection; and
  • an Anton Piller Order arising from the discovery of a serious data breach by a former employee.

Prior to joining Arthur Cox in 2006, Cían worked as in-house counsel in a large multinational corporation for over five years.

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  • LL.M, 1996, University College Cork
  • BCL, 1995, University College Cork
  • Admitted as a solicitor, 1998
  • Law Society of Ireland
  • European Employment Lawyers Association