Claire Dawson

CC Solicitors


About Claire Dawson

Claire is a Partner, specialising in Employment and Partnership law. She is commended by clients for her clear, strategic and sensitive advice.

Claire advises on all aspects of the employment relationship including contracts and handbooks, commencement of the employment relationship, day-to-day employee relations matters, internal disciplinary and grievance processes, transfer of undertakings and restructuring, collective issues, equality and whistleblowing and termination of employment. She has extensive experience advising senior individuals in a variety of sectors including professionals (solicitors, doctors), senior executives in multinational organisations, financial services and media and technology. 

Claire has extensive experience of handling litigation arising from unfair dismissal, discrimination and whistleblowing complaints as well as disputes involving breach of contract, team moves and post-termination restrictions.  She has a particular interest in disability and age discrimination.

Claire is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars on Employment Law issues and is often asked to comment in the print and broadcast media. She is a highly experienced practitioner having practised employment law at leading firms in London for over 15 years before relocating back to Ireland.

Claire has been commended in the following independent directories:

  • Chambers and Partners 2019: Praised for her “client-centric, responsive approach;”
  • Legal 500 2019;
  • Claire is listed as one of the world’s leading practitioners in Employment Law in Who’s Who Legal 2019.

Claire has a BCL from University College Dublin, an LLM from the University of London and is admitted in both Ireland and England & Wales. She is a member of the Employment Law Association of Ireland, the Employment Lawyers Association in the UK, the American Bar Association and the Discrimination Law Association.