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Alastair Purdy

Alastair Purdy


Alastair began his early career with IBEC where he represented both indigenous and multinational companies in all areas of employment law before various employment rights fora such the Employment Appeals Tribunal, Labour Court, Rights Commissioner and Equality Tribunal.

He has held senior positions in industry, most notably as World Wide HR Director (Manufacturing) for Analog Devices. He also lectured on strategic HR as the Irish Management Institute and Employment Law in the Law Society. After leaving industry Alastair started his own solicitors practice with the purpose of providing advice to employers. Today the practice has offices in Dublin and Galway providing expert advice to employers nationwide.

Alastair acts for clients in various employment claims such as unfair dismissals, equality/discrimination, occupational stress, health and safety, corporate governance, trade disputes, industrial relations and general litigation. Alastair also assists clients with restructuring and redundancy programmes and advises on corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions.

Alastair is widely published in the area of employment law. He published his first book on employment law in 2006 and a second edition of this book titled “Termination of Employment – A Practical Guide for Employers” was completed in 2012. He completed his third book titled “Equality Law in the Workplace” in 2015. He is a graduate of NUIG in Galway where he studied Economics. Subsequent to this, he studied law and qualified as a Solicitor. He is widely recognised as one Ireland’s leading Practitioners in the area of employment law and HR.

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