Kevin is Head of our Employment Group. He is an experienced employment lawyer who places a lot of emphasis on offering practical and pragmatic solutions to clients.

Kevin advises corporate clients in a wide range of sectors including pharmaceutical, healthcare and life sciences, technology, financial services and insurance, transport, manufacturing, distribution and retail. He also advises statutory bodies, Governmental and public institutions, universities, cultural institutions, schools and hospitals. Kevin frequently advises law firms in other jurisdictions on matters relating to Irish employment law. He represents clients before the Workplace Relations Commission, the Labour Court and the civil courts in employment litigation such as unfair dismissal, equality/discrimination, occupational stress, fixed-term and part-time work, health & safety, restraint of trade, strikes and picketing.

Relevant Experience

  • Advised regulated financial services providers on issues of fitness & probity relating to senior employees.
  • Represented employers in relation to trade union recognition and 2015 Act claims.
  • Represented employers in the defence of criminal prosecutions relating to health & safety and investigations by the Health & Safety Authority.
  • Advised public and private sector employers on crisis management issues.
  • Advised employers on protected disclosure/whistleblowing investigations.
  • Worked with international law firms on multi-jurisdictional employment projects.
  • Advised a US pharmaceutical company on the sale of its manufacturing facility in Ireland.
  • Advised an Irish global nutrition group on TUPE and related matters in the context of an internal restructuring of its operations in Ireland.
  • Represented a University before the Court of Justice of the European Union in a landmark claim of age and sexual orientation discrimination in relation to pension entitlements.
  • Advised a University on the employment law aspects of its incorporation of three other educational institutions.


Kevin “brings a wonderful balance of subject matter expertise and pragmatism to the table,” comments one client, going on to add: “We are very fortunate to have Kevin in our corner.”

Chambers Europe, 2022

Kevin Langford “knows how to approach matters strategically, so we use him for tricky employment issues.”

Chambers Europe: Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2020

Kevin Langford is “one of the best employment law specialists in Ireland.”

Chambers Europe: Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2020

“Kevin Langford is the partner who I deal with most. Kevin is always very considered in his advice. Kevin and I will discuss issues through, reflecting on all the angles before arriving at a final decision. In that process, I am always confident that the legal advice aspect is solid.”

The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2020

Education & Qualifications

  • LL.B, 1993, Trinity College, Dublin
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 1997
  • CEDR-accredited Mediator
  • Member of Law Society of Ireland
  • Member of Employment Lawyers Association of Ireland
  • Member of Employment Lawyers Association (UK)
  • Member of European Employment Lawyers Association