Forthcoming HR & Employment Law Webinars

Forthcoming HR & Employment Law Webinars

Legal Island has a number of free Irish employment law and HR webinars planned throughout 2021.

Registration is free, and the list of upcoming webinars (along with links to the registration page) is below.


Remote and Hybrid Working with the HR Suite

Wednesday 8th June 2022 (11.00am - 12.00pm) The HR Suite

The Right to Request Remote Work Bill 2021 was introduced by the Government in January and will set out a legal framework whereby an employer can either approve or reject a request to work remotely from an employee. It also lays out 13 reasons why employers can refuse to approve a request for remote working. 

In this webinar, Caroline Reidy, Managing Director of the HR Suite discusses the preparations an employer should make to prepare for a request for remote working and considers what employers should do to facilitate hybrid working arrangements.

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Lunch and Learn with MCS Group - Emerging Trends in HR Roles

Tuesday 14 June 2022 (1.00pm - 1.30pm) with MCS Recruitment Group

Grab your lunch and join Rolanda Markey, Learning and Development Team at Legal Island and Ryan Calvert, Manager of HR Recruitment for UK and Ireland, as they discuss the key trends emerging in HR recruitment. Ryan serves up some digestible golden nuggets of information and guidance that will leave you feeling satisfied and refreshed!

Join us at 1pm on the 14th June 2022 and send any questions you may have in advance to

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Comparative Employment Law Update 

Thursday 23 June 2022 (11.00am - 12.00pm) with Lewis Silkin

Our Comparative Employment Law table highlights recent developments in employment law on the Island of Ireland and GB.  Updated, in association with Lewis Silkin, the table outlines the key differences in a range of employment areas across the jurisdictions of Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and GB. 

This is the second in a series of webinars which will focus in on some of the key areas and is not to be missed.  

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 Listeners may ask questions live through a chat box or listen back after broadcast.


"Just to say that the webinar earlier this week was excellent. I was able to use the information immediately! Looking forward to next week's already! Keep up the great work! "
Bernadette Kinsella, Assistant General Secretary, JMB

"I liked the structure, there were concise overviews of a few different topics so it was easy to remain engaged and interested. "
Anna Purcell, Purcell & Kennedy

"Great speaker, answered questions clearly and simplified the subject matter so it was easily digestible in a 45 minute session"
Ciara Carty, Nursing Homes Ireland

"[I liked] the way information was explained so simply and effectively."
Shaunagh Dunican, RBK

"Time well spent, [I liked the] speedy pace and variety of topics covered."
Barbara Dempsey, Barnardos

"Quick, informative and easy!"
Sinead Cockram, Swissport Dublin



  • Caroline Reidy
    Caroline Reidy Managing Director
    The HR Suite

    Caroline Reidy runs The HR Suite who offer specialist tailored and effective human resources, employment law and business solutions to over 500 clients throughout Ireland. Many of which are SME’s who have no HR function and the HR Suite are their HR partner to advise them in this area.  The HR Suite also assist with complex investigations, training all areas of people management and skills development and representation at third party forums.  The HR Suite has offices in Dublin and Kerry.

    Caroline is a past Commissioner on the Low Pay Commission and is also an adjudicator in the Work Place Commission.  Caroline has completed a Masters in Human Resources in the University of Limerick and is a trained mediator. She is also the author of ‘The Art of Asking the Right Questions” that provides top tips to people managers throughout the employment journey. To mark 10 years in business in 2019 Caroline launched a children’s book ‘Celebrating You’ to advocate diversity and the importance of celebrating individuality in children. Caroline also contributes as a thought leader to national media, conference speaker and articles in national press. 

  • Ciara Fulton
    Ciara Fulton Partner, Head of Office
    Lewis Silkin LLP

    Ciara Fulton is partner and Head of Lewis Silkin (NI) LLP.

    Ciara is dual qualified and advises on all aspects of employment law in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. She has significant experience of advising clients on the full range of employment issues including complex discrimination issues, bullying and harassment claims, disciplinary and grievance matters, business reorganisations, senior executive severances, restrictive covenants, employment related litigation and TUPE.

    Ciara’s approach is to partner with clients providing practical, commercial advice to resolve HR issues whether contentious or non-contentious. Ciara works with a variety of sectors with particular experience in the construction and infrastructure sector.

    Ciara regularly speaks on a range of employment issues at internal and external events and delivers bespoke training to clients on the differences between NI and ROI employment law. Ciara is a member of the Employment Lawyers Group and the NI Representative for the Employment Lawyers Association. Ciara is also a legally qualified member of the Appeals Tribunals NI.

  • Síobhra Rush
    Síobhra Rush Partner
    Lewis Silkin LLP

    Siobhra is a partner in Lewis Silkin and head of its office in Dublin since it opened in April 2018.

    She has expertise in a wide range of employment law and industrial relations issues. She advises clients across a broad spectrum of sectors, including technology, pharmaceutical, healthcare, retail and hospitality. She advises on both contentious and non-contentious issues, including internal grievance and disciplinary investigations and procedures, litigating post-termination restrictions, claims for unfair dismissal, discrimination and other employment law claims. She has represented clients in all adjudicatory bodies in Ireland including the Workplace Relations Commission, the Labour Court, the Circuit and High Courts, including the defence of applications for injunctive relief.

    Síobhra also advises international clients establishing in Ireland in relation to their requirements, including contracts of employment, handbooks policies and procedures. She has a lot of experience in internal commercial re-organisations (to include collective redundancies), severance agreements, transfer of undertaking issues, and the negotiation of employment provisions in commercial transactions.

Event details


30-60 minutes


08 June 2022


Online - GoToWebinar




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