Fran Moran – Employment
My name is Fran Moran and I sat my first rotation in the Employment Group.
Before passing my FE-1 Examinations, I completed a five year Bachelor of International Business and Law in UCD.
Despite being relatively new to the firm, I have already been involved in high level transactions, matters and cases, some of which have featured prominently in the very public Irish business world. A rotation in the Employment group is an excellent way to benefit from hands-on experience. Trainees are viewed as valuable members of the group. It is a rare event for a trainee in the Employment Group to be seated at their desk for more than a few hours. My activities on a day to day basis vary from attendance at employment tribunals, injunction applications in the High
Court, board meetings and client consultation meetings. I am also involved in the research of specific areas of employment law in order to ascertain the most suitable way to proceed in a particular case. This activity combines many of the skills that one requires to be a successful lawyer.
The Employment Group deals extensively with the various practice groups across the firm. Given the importance of employee rights and regulations in Ireland today, almost every takeover, merger or acquisition will require the input and expertise of the Employment Group. I have attended client meetings regarding corporate takeovers and high-profile public transactions involving both Irish and international companies, which has provided me with valuable exposure to all aspects of both the legal and business world.
As a trainee, I am also required to participate in the creation and submission of various documents. Between the filing of work permit applications, visa extensions and court proceedings, I spend time in the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation as well as the Central Office of the courts. These experiences have quickly taught me the importance of ensuring the completeness of applications, requests and relevant legal documents.