Marie Claire practices in employment law and data protection law.

An employment law specialist, Marie Claire provides pragmatic and commercial advice to employers and employees on all aspects of the employment relationship. She advises on the day to day range of employment issues, including equality and discrimination claims, performance management issues, unfair/wrongful dismissals, redundancies, breach of contract actions, enforcement of restrictive covenants and non-compete clauses and injunctive proceedings relating to confidential information. Marie Claire regularly works with commercial clients advising on the implications and obligations arising from a transfer of undertaking (TUPE) and guides them throughout consultation negotiations.

Marie Claire advises clients on data protection issues arising in their businesses, with a particular focus on employment related data protection and data breaches. Marie Claire assists clients who are dealing with high risk security breaches and liaises with various affected parties on their behalf, including the office of the data protection commission. She advises clients on litigation arising from data breaches, both pre-GDPR and post GDPR, and has been involved in High Court and Circuit Court litigation.

Marie Claire qualified in 2006 and holds a Diploma in Employment Law and a Certificate in Pensions Law from the Law Society of Ireland and completed the Data Protection Law MOOC with the Law Society of Ireland. She joined Whitney Moore as an associate in 2013 and became partner in 2019.

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