Susan Battye

Susan Battye

Partner

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Practice Areas

Susan Battye is based in our Dublin office where she is a partner and head of the employment practice.

Susan's advisory experience includes: corporate restructuring and redundancies, employment issues in commercial transactions, transfer of undertakings, outsourcing and secondment arrangements, harmonising employee benefits and entitlements, compliance projects, drafting employment contracts, grievance and disciplinary procedures, updating staff handbooks, HR policies and codes of conduct, advising on whistleblowing claims, internal investigations and providing employment law training.

Susan has represented clients in contentious employment disputes before the Workplace Relations Commission, including unfair dismissals, constructive dismissals, discrimination claims, whistleblowing and penalisation claims, workplace bullying and stress-related claims, industrial relations disputes and employment injunctions before the High Court. She has significant experience in resolving complex disputes, including bonus claims, breach of confidentiality clauses, enforcement of post-termination restrictions, senior executive terminations, negotiating severance packages and drafting settlement agreements.

Prior to joining Walkers, Susan was a partner in a leading Dublin law firm.

Admitted in:
Ireland

Qualifications:
BCL, University College Dublin
LLM in Computers and Law, Queen's University of Belfast
Law Society of Ireland
Diploma in Employment Law, University College Dublin

2019 Recommended for Employee Chambers Europe - Employment – A notable practitioner
"The "efficient" Susan Battye provides employment law advice relating to acquisitions, including TUPE and redundancy processes. She also has experience handling contentious proceedings involving bonus entitlements and unfair dismissal claims."

2018 Recommended for IFLR1000
"Commercially focused and concise advice provided on often short deadlines."

2018 Recommended for Employment, Legal 500 Susan Battye provides "excellent advice and guidance"

2018 Recommended for Employment, Chambers Europe

2017 Recommended for Employment, Chambers Europe
"Very knowledgeable, responsible and pragmatic".


2016 Recommended for Employment, Chambers Europe

2015 Recommended for Chambers Europe
Susan Battye is "helpful and intuitive. She puts herself in our shoes and gives the kind of advice that really helps, rather than just going by the book".

Susan is a member of the Law Society’s Employment & Equality Law Committee and has tutored employment law on the Law Society’s Professional Practice Course.

Susan is also a member of the Employment Law Association of Ireland, European Employment Lawyers Association and the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association.

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