What We Do

Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Advice regarding the settlement of employment disputes where appropriate.  Provision of accredited mediation services.  Representation for contentious matters before the civil courts, Employment Appeals Tribunal, Labour Court, Rights Commissioner’s Service, Labour Relations Commission and Equality Tribunal.


Advice in relation to employers’ statutory and common law obligations to staff and others regarding employment or engagement, and to employees on their rights and entitlements. Advice regarding disciplinary matters, individual and collective redundancies, atypical working arrangements, and the preparation of basic contracts of employment and more comprehensive service and consultancy agreements. Preparation and review of employee handbooks and internal policies and procedures.


Preparation and delivery of bespoke training sessions to employers regarding employment law and the conduct of internal inquiries and disciplinary hearings.

Industrial Relations

Industrial relations legal advice, including collective bargaining issues, trade union recognition, pay and other types of claim, also industrial action, and the options available to employers to respond.

Commercial Transactions

Legal advice regarding the employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions, including due diligence reviews, and negotiation and drafting of warranties and indemnities.

Peter McInnes is a tough, practical employment adviser who acts for senior executives on a diverse mix of plaintiff cases, including disputes, wrongful dismissal, discrimination and redundancies. Sources say:“We would look to Peter without hesitation; he is excellent.”

John Dunne has excellent commercial employment experience, and works with a range of clients on injunction applications, actions for breach of contract and employment law compliance.

Peter McInnes does not get caught up in the jargon but is succinct and explains things in layman’s terms. He highlights courses of action for the best and worse-case scenarios, and advises employees and employers.

John Dunne is particularly good at seeing how the law applies in a commercial situation. He is clear, focused, and attuned to client’s needs. He is experienced in assisting financial institutions with fitness and probity tests.

Employment Law Specialists

About Us

We are employment law and industrial relations specialists for both employers and employees. Our experience is second to none and is reflected in the quality of the advice we provide.

John Dunne

John initially practiced in the area of employment and equality law with the Irish Business and Employers Confederation, and later with Matheson Solicitors, one of Ireland’s largest law firms, where he was made a Partner in 2005.

John has argued many cases for clients before the Rights Commissioner’s Service, the Employment Appeals Tribunal, the Equality Tribunal and the Labour Court. He has appeared with Counsel before the Civil Courts, most frequently the High Court, in connection with injunction applications, and with breach of contract and other related actions.

John also advises clients in relation to legal compliance, with particular emphasis on commercial restructuring, redundancies, and transfers of businesses, and the employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions of businesses, including due diligence, warranties and indemnities.

The dogged John Dunne is the right man if you are in a fight. Strong advice, astute commercialism, and an impressive negotiation style.

Contact John:

+353 (0) 1 639 5912
+353 (0) 87 679 7684

Peter McInnes

Peter advises corporate clients and senior executives on a diverse range of employment issues including disputes, unfair/wrongful dismissal, application to restrain dismissals, discrimination, individual and collective redundancies and industrial relations.

Peter is a tough, yet practical commercial litigator. He has acted for clients in Commercial Court cases arising from shareholder/boardroom disputes in both private and public companies. He is also a CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution) accredited mediator with considerable mediation experience in the areas of employment and commercial dispute resolution.

Peter McInnes has a rare ability to explain things succinctly and in layman’s terms. Knowledgeable, tough, and practical – he highlights courses of action for the best and worst-case scenarios. One to have on your side.

Contact Peter:

+353 (0) 1 639 5913
+353 (0) 86 042 7331

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McInnes Dunne Employment Law Specialists

78 Merrion Square,
Dublin 2