McInnes Dunne

McInnes Dunne is a leading boutique labor and employment law firm in Ireland. Based in Dublin, the firm advises national and international corporate clients, and senior employee clients, in relation to contentious and non-contentious employment law matters and represents clients also before both the specialist employment law fora and the civil courts.

The firm’s area of expertise covers the full range of employment law issues including: –

  • Dismissal
  • Redundancies (individual and collective)
  • Employment equality
  • Trade union law
  • Transfer of undertakings
  • Employment contracts (including post termination restrictive covenants)
  • Protected disclosures (whistleblowing)
  • Advocacy before specialist employment law fora
  • Injunctions, and breach of contract actions before the civil courts

The firm and partners have been recognized by the leading independent research guide Chambers which commented as follows: –

Chambers Europe Law Directory 2019

Interviewees say Peter McInnes is a “brilliant, top lawyer.” He advises clients on a range of employment issues including unfair dismissal, discrimination, redundant and industrial relation mandates”.

John Dunne is a well-regarded practitioner experienced in employment law matters arising out of transactions and commercial re-structuring, including redundancies and transfers fo business.  He also assists with compliance mandates

Chambers Europe Law Directory 2015 

Peter McInnes is a tough, practical employment adviser who acts for senior executives on a diverse mix of plaintiff cases, including disputes, wrongful dismissal, discrimination and redundancies. Sources say: “We would look to Peter without hesitation; he is excellent.”

John Dunne has excellent commercial employment experience and works with a range of clients on injunction applications, actions for breach of contract and employment law compliance”. 

Chambers Europe Law Directory 2013

Peter McInnes does not get caught up in the jargon but is succinct and explains things in layman’s terms. He highlights courses of action for the best- and worst-case scenarios and advises employees and employers”. 

John Dunne is particularly good at seeing how the law applies in a commercial situation. He is clear, focused, and attuned to client’s needs. He is experienced in assisting financial institutions with fitness and probity tests”.