Maura Connolly

Addleshaw Goddard


About Maura Connolly

Maura is head of the Dispute Resolution Department in Addleshaw Goddard's Dublin office, she also leads the Employment & Employee Benefits Law Group.  Maura advises employers and employees on all aspects of employment law including contentious and non-contentious matters. Maura is experienced in civil litigation and has represented clients in employment law tribunals, before industrial relations bodies and in the Courts. Recent experience has included advising an employer on a high profile executive termination, which included wide ranging disputes relating to the executive’s directorship, shareholder and financial interests in the group; advising a registered charity on an investigation arising from a protected disclosure; providing strategic advice to an advertising company on the loss of a major contract and the transfer of its workforce under transfer of undertakings regulations.

She has been involved in many commercial transactions and has considerable experience of employment law issues arising in the context of mergers and acquisitions.  Maura has advised on regulatory breaches, corporate fraud and white-collar crime and completed an Advanced Diploma in 2015 in the Honorable Society of King’s Inns in this area.  

Having studied law in Trinity College Dublin, Maura qualified as a solicitor in 1993 with McCann FitzGerald and worked in the firm’s London and Dublin offices. She joined Eugene F. Collins in 2003 and became a partner and head of the Employment & Employee Benefits Group in 2006.