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Battye, Susan


Battye, Susan

Firm: Walkers
Position: Partner
Address: The Anchorage 17 - 19 Sir John Rogerson's Quay Dublin 2
Phone: 353 1 863 8541
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Susan Battye is head of the Walkers Ireland employment practice.

Susan's advisory experience includes: corporate restructuring and redundancies, employment issues in commercial transactions, transfer of undertakings, 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 and internal investigations.

Susan has also advised Brexit migrant clients on the structuring of employment services agreements to provide staff to Irish-based entities and advised on secondment agreements, co-employment and other atypical employment arrangements.

In addition, Susan 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. She has represented clients in 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.


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


BCL, University College Dublin (1996)
LLM in Computers and Law, Queen's University of Belfast (1997)
Law Society of Ireland (2001)
Diploma in Employment Law, University College Dublin (2006)


Susan is a member of the Law Society's Employment & Equality Law Committee and has tutored employment law on the Law Society’s Professional Practice Course.
Susan is also a member of the Employment Law Association of Ireland, European Employment Lawyers Association and the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association.