Emma is a Partner and co head of the Employment team at Whitney Moore.

Emma advises both employers and employees on all aspects of the employment relationship from appointment through to termination. She regularly appears, on behalf of clients, before the Workplace Relations Commission and the Courts representing them in a range of disputes including unfair dismissal actions, discrimination claims and breach of contract actions.

Emma also works closely with HR professionals and in-house management teams advising on day-to-day issues such as bullying and harassment, absenteeism, as well as restructuring and redundancies. She is an experienced public speaker and delivers seminars to clients and provides tailored training to in-house management teams in such areas as data protection, advising on the necessary steps to be taken by employers in protecting personal data collected in the course of their business.

With the growth in foreign direct investment in recent years, and with a number of multinationals as clients, Emma has also developed her immigration practice advising on and processing work permit applications for corporate clients.

Whitney Moore is the sole Irish member of the Meritas global network and Emma was appointed to the Board in 2023. Meritas the premier global alliance of independent law firms. Click here to read more.

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.


Emma is recommended by international legal journals such as The Legal 500, EMEA and Chambers.

Chambers & Partners client feedback 2023 stated;

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

“She is very clear on the process and the risks associated with it.”

“Any guidance she provides is helpful and purposeful.”

Emma was ranked in the 2021 EMEA Legal 500 and described as;

“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.”

In the 2022 EMEA Legal 500 she is described as;

“a real pleasure to work with, smart, commercial and really personable.”