Emma is joint Managing Partner and Partner in the Employment & Immigration team advising employers and employees on all aspects of the employment relationship from appointment through to termination.

Emma works closely with HR professionals and management teams advising on day-to-day issues such as disciplinary and grievances, as well as more complex terminations, restructuring and redundancies. She is an experienced public speaker and delivers seminars to clients and provides tailored training to in-house management teams.

With the continued growth in foreign direct investment, and with a large number of international clients, Emma complements her employment practice by assisting these companies not only with contracts of employment and policies but also providing immigration advice and assistance in relation to work permit applications.

Whitney Moore has a strong international focus and is the sole Irish member of the Meritas global network. Emma is a member of the European Leadership Group of Meritas and has recently taken up a role on the Board. Emma is an active participant in the Labour and Employment Group and Sports Law Group within the network. Meritas is the premier global alliance of independent law firms.

Emma qualified as a solicitor in 2004 and is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin. She also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Employment Law from University College Dublin. She trained with Whitney Moore and became a partner in 2017.


Employment Team, finalist in the Dye and Durham Irish Law Awards 2023

Consistently recommended by international legal journals such as The Legal 500 EMEA and Chambers & Partners;

“excellent in delivering legal work for our company. She will go out of the way to make sure the matter is dealt and closed with the desired outcome.” The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

“Emma Richmond is always efficient, proactive, approachable and explains the law in layman’s terms.” The Legal 500 EMEA 2022

“a real pleasure to work with, smart, commercial and really personable.” Chambers & Partners 2022

“She is very clear on the process and the risks associated with it.” Chambers & Partners 2023