Health and Safety Watch Group

O'Higgins Niav HS 2013 (White)Niav O'Higgins
+353 1 920 1090

Niav heads up the Construction & Engineering Group and has extensive experience of advising across the range of construction and engineering projects. She also advises on health and safety, particularly as it affects those working in construction. She advises companies, managers and directors, on health and safety compliance, responding to enforcement action, and has acted on behalf of a number of clients in successfully defending prosecutions brought by the Health and Safety Authority.
Deborah Spence HS 2014Deborah Spence
+353 1 920 1150

Deborah heads the Environment Planning & Climate Change Group and has extensive experience in strategic waste management and recovery, environmental risk management and health and safety related areas, advising clients on dangerous substances storage and removal, GMMOs, chemical handling, WEEEs and RoHS, asbestos management, health and safety issues around contaminated land management and orphan sites and environmental health issues generally.
Langford Kevin HS 2013Kevin Langford
+353 1 920 1226

Kevin is a Partner in the Employment Law Group. His practice includes advisory work on all aspects of employment law and industrial relations as well as health and safety. In addition, Kevin represents employers in several types of employment disputes such as unfair dismissal and discrimination claims. Kevin has published numerous articles on various topics of employment law and frequently lecturers in the area, including to the Law Society of Ireland.
O'Byrne Louise 2014 HSLouise O'Byrne
+353 1 920 1185

Louise is an Associate in the Employment Law Group. Louise advises employers on their health and safety obligations and overall compliance with health and safety legislation. Louise has particular experience in defending claims against employers for bullying and stress in the workplace.

O'Mahony Deirdre HS 2013Deirdre O'Mahony
+353 1 920 1058

Deirdre is an associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group with experience in all aspects of the planning and environmental regulatory processes for public and private sector clients. She has represented clients at injunction, judicial review and criminal proceedings and planning oral hearings. Deirdre regularly provides advice on corporate liability in respect of health and safety compliance in the context of corporate transactions. Deirdre is an accredited CEDR mediator.


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