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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 has over two decades’ experience advising employers on the full life cycle of employment. Her advisory experience includes: corporate restructuring and redundancies, employment support in M&A transactions, outsourcing and transfers of undertakings, secondment arrangements, executive remuneration requirements, harmonising employee benefits and entitlements, compliance projects, drafting employment contracts for regulated functions, grievance and disciplinary procedures, updating staff handbooks, HR policies and codes of conduct, hybrid and flexible arrangements, working time and right to disconnect projects, managing whistleblowing claims, internal investigations, and providing employment law training.

She has significant experience in resolving complex disputes, including bonus claims, breach of confidentiality clauses, enforcement of post-termination restrictions. Susan has represented clients before the Workplace Relations Commission, including defending 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. Susan also provides strategic advice on managing the legal, commercial and reputational risks of implementing senior executive terminations, severance negotiations, and drafting settlement agreements.

Prior to joining Walkers, Susan was a partner in a leading Dublin law firm.


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