Séamus has more than 30 years’ experience in advising employers, in the private, public and voluntary sectors, on all employment law and industrial relations issues arising in the employer/employee and employer/trade union relationship and in representing employers in disputes with employees, ex employees, applicants for employment and trade unions in Courts and Tribunals including the Workplace Relations Commission, the Labour Court, the Circuit Court, the High Court, the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Séamus has considerable experience of advising on crisis management issues which have an employment or industrial relations law angle.
Séamus was recently awarded the 2016 Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession Award at the Chambers Europe Awards 2016. The citation said: ‘Séamus Given of Arthur Cox is a clear star in the field of employment law….he is praised for his deep experience and knowledge of all aspects of Ireland’s employment law and issues surrounding industrial relations. His clients have described him as ‘the best in the business due to his level of expertise, practical insights, speed of response and outstanding professionalism.”’