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Home / People / Cian Beecher

Cian is a partner in our Employment Law Group and Head of the firm’s Commercial Department.  He is a former in-house counsel, with over 20 years’ experience advising on all aspects of employment and industrial relations law.

Cian advises our clients on all issues that arise from the employer-employee relationship, including individual and collective grievances, trade union issues, trade disputes, employee relations, investigations, disciplinary matters, TUPE, dismissal and termination of employment, work force reductions/restructuring, immigration, atypical working (fixed-term, part-time and agency workers), complaints of bullying and harassment, commercial transactions, protected disclosures and outsourcing.

Cian assists clients in developing appropriate strategies, policies and procedures.  He also assists with client training.  Cian’s focus is on practical and effective strategies, reflecting the approach of all of the Employment Law group.

Relevant Experience

  • Successfully obtaining a number of High Court injunctions restraining unlawful picketing by employees and their trade unions at a number of client sites
  • Successfully obtained a springboard injunction restricting an unlawful team move/defection
  • Successfully obtained an Anton Piller Order arising from the discovery of a criminal data breach by a former employee and advised on all associated employee related issues
  • Successfully obtained High Court injunctions restraining the unlawful occupation (a “sit in”) of an employers’ premises by employees and activists
  • Successfully devised a strategy for a client to mitigate 50+ TUPE claims from employees of a supplier and successfully defended that strategy thorough subsequent litigation
  • Successfully devised a strategy for a client to mitigate a deemed employment risk and resisted subsequent injunction applications, vindicating the client strategy
  • Has provided employment law advice and support to many of Ireland largest corporate transactions


+353 1 920 1193

Ten Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin 2
D02 T380

  • BCL, 1995, University College Cork
  • LLM, 1996, University College Cork
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 1998
  • CEDR Accredited Mediator
  • Member of Law Society of Ireland
  • Member of Employment Law Association of Ireland
  • Member of European Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member of Employment Lawyers Association (UK)

Cían Beecher “is always a very practical and pragmatic adviser. He understands the difficulties of implementing employment legislation and, as a result, gives practical, no-nonsense advice that is straight to the point.”

Chambers Europe: Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2019

Cían Beecher is “very respected. He is personable, practical and good at providing future-proof advice.”

Chambers Europe: Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2017

Cían Beecher is “incredibly personable and practicable.”

The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2017

Cían Beecher is “a great communicator – fast and to the point.”

Chambers Europe: Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2016