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Battye, Susan


Firm: Walkers
Position: Partner
Address: The Exchange, George's Dock, International Financial Services Centre, Dublin 1, D01 W3P9
Phone: 353 1 863 8541
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Susan Battye is based in our Ireland office where she is a partner and head of the employment practice.

Susan's advisory experience includes: corporate restructuring and redundancies, employment issues in commercial transactions, transfer of undertakings, outsourcing and secondment arrangements, harmonising employee benefits and entitlements, compliance projects, drafting employment contracts, grievance and disciplinary procedures, updating staff handbooks, HR policies and codes of conduct, advising on whistleblowing claims, internal investigations and providing employment law training.

Susan has represented clients in contentious employment disputes before the Workplace Relations Commission, including unfair dismissals, constructive dismissals, discrimination claims, whistleblowing and penalisation claims, workplace bullying and stress-related claims, industrial relations disputes and employment injunctions before the High Court. She has significant experience in resolving complex disputes, including bonus claims, breach of confidentiality clauses, enforcement of post-termination restrictions, senior executive terminations, negotiating severance packages and drafting settlement agreements.


BCL, University College Dublin
LLM in Computers and Law, Queen's University of Belfast
Law Society of Ireland
Diploma in Employment Law, University College Dublin


Member of the Employment Law Association of Ireland
Member of the European Employment Lawyers Association
Member of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association
Member of the Law Society's Employment & Equality Law Committee