About Aisling Butler
Aisling is a Consultant in the Employment and Benefits Department of William Fry, practicing in regulatory and compliance issues with emphasis on the contentious side. She also heads up the Health and Safety Group.
Aisling’s practice includes advising State and public bodies and private organisations on a variety of regulatory matters including regulatory risk and statutory interpretation to ensure compliance and on enforcement. Her work also includes advising on internal issues and procedural matters to be addressed in the conduct of investigations (both internal and external) including on fraud and corruption.
Aisling has drafted policies and procedures for clients in line with statutory requirements as well as drafting reports following the outcome of investigations. She has represented clients’ interests in negotiations and interviews with regulatory authorities and she has also defended clients in prosecutions for alleged breaches of legislation both in the District Court and the Circuit Criminal Court. She has represented clients both from the plaintiff and defendant side in civil claims before various tribunals, mediations, the Circuit and High Courts.
Aisling is the ex-Chair and a founding member of the Health and Safety Lawyers Association of Ireland and runs regular conference events to update lawyers on health and safety issues. She lectures extensively on health and safety and other regulatory matters including at: industry-specific events; the Law Society of Ireland; and UCD on the Higher Diploma and Master of Science Health and Safety Legislation modules. Aisling is also a member of the Prudential Regulation and Governance Working Group of the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland.
Aisling contributes regularly to publications on regulatory topics including on: health and safety law; protected disclosures/whistleblowing; corruption. Aisling is also the co-author of a chapter on the Irish legal position in the UK publication: “Corporate Liability: Work Related Deaths and Criminal Prosecutions”.