Why Choose Us

As legal adviser of choice, we are more than just a law firm; we are your trusted counsellors in navigating the complex landscape of legal matters.

YOUR BUSINESS,
OUR EXPERTISE

Established since 2006, our firm has steadily expanded its presence across the Irish market. We pride ourselves on fostering enduring relationships and ensuring commercial security for numerous SMEs and multinational organisations throughout Ireland, across a wide range of industry, including healthcare, manufacturing, construction, financial services, logistics and retail.

 

Excellence in Service
Our commitment to excellence drives us to adapt and deliver precise, responsive advice tailored to the demands of today’s dynamic market. Rooted in our unwavering dedication, we consistently follow four key principles:

Four Key Principles

  • Real time engagement
    We prioritise immediate and meaningful interaction with our clients.
  • Commercially focused decisions
    Delivering advice that drives business success.
  • Practical Solutions
    Offering actionable advice for complex legal challenges.
  • Client driven
    Placing your needs at the core of our decisions and responses.

As a technology-oriented law firm, we eliminate outdated hurdles associated with the legal profession. We are proud to be one of the pioneering paperless law firms in Ireland, embracing a cloud-based operation and adapting new methods of streamlining and perfecting our processes. This forward-thinking approach breaks conventional barriers, allowing seamless collaboration and real-time engagement with clients  across Ireland.

With solicitors located across Ireland, we transcend geographical limitations. This versatility is reflected in our diverse clientele, spanning both domestic and international entities.

Our aim is to provide more than legal advice; we offer strategic partnership and unwavering support, ensuring your peace of mind in all legal matters.

EMPLOYMENT LAW SPECIALISTS

At our forefront, we specialise in employment law, striving for exceptional expertise. Our Principal, Mr. Alastair Purdy S.C, is a leading authority in this field, having authored four books and regularly conducting national seminars on employment law updates.

Recognised Excellence

Our commitment to excellence has garnered continuous recognition at the Annual Irish Law Awards. Through the years, we have secured the title for the Best Employment Law Firm in Connacht, Munster, and
Ulster in 2015, 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2023. Additionally, we were honoured as the Employment Law Firm of the Year for 2022. Furthermore, we’ve been acknowledged among Ireland’s top law firms, in the Independent’s Best Law Firms of 2023 in Ireland.

On-Call Service
We offer clients the opportunity to take part unique on-call service designed for organisations, providing real-time support for all employment-related issues and HR matters. Through an annual fixed fee, our service ensures immediate and tailored solutions, aiming to be an integral part of your business. To find out more information, click here.

Paperless Law Firm

With increasing costs and the negative effects posed on the environment, we at Alastair Purdy & Co began to revaluate the way we delivered our services. Therefore, in 2019, we as business took the decision to eliminate paper in its entirety.

Meet The Team

Our team is dedicated to provide services in a friendly, business-like manner, always keeping our clients fully informed through a philosophy of prevention rather than detection.

Alastair Purdy

Alistair PurdyAlastair began his early career with IBEC where he represented both indigenous and multinational companies in all areas of employment law. He has held senior positions in industry, most notably as HR Director (Manufacturing), with responsibility for Health Safety and Environmental, World Wide, for Analog Devices. He also lectured on strategic HR at the Irish Management Institute and Employment Law in the Law Society. After leaving industry Alastair started his own solicitors practice with the purpose of providing practical advice to employers. Today the practice has offices in Dublin and Galway providing expert advice to employers nationwide.

Alastair acts for clients with various employment claims such as unfair dismissals, equality/discrimination, occupational stress, health and safety, corporate governance, trade disputes, industrial relations and general litigation. Alastair also assists clients with restructuring and redundancy programmes and advises on corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions.
Alastair has extensive experience of advising clients across a range of contentious and non-contentious matters with an emphasis on employment litigation, commercial litigation and shareholders’ disputes. Alastair also advises on the law as it relates to, disputes and investigations concerning public and private bodies, judicial review and disputes particularly as they relate to the board and chief executives of companies and contentious issues as they impact on Health and Safety law. Alastair is vastly experienced in dealing with and defending cases where companies and directors are being prosecuted by the Health and Safety Authority for alleged breaches of Health and Safety matters including indictable prosecutions following fatalities on construction sites.

On the advisory side Alastair provides advice to local and multinational companies with a particular focus on high level contentious and board related disputes.

Alastair generally practices in the area of dispute resolution and has been involved in many mediations.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Alastair is widely published in the area of employment law. He published his first book on employment law in 2006 and a second edition of this book titled “Termination of Employment – A Practical Guide for Employers” was completed in 2012. He completed his third book titled “Equality Law in the Workplace” in 2015. He is widely recognised as one Ireland’s leading Practitioners in the area of employment law and HR.

 

GET IN CONTACT

alastair@purdyandco.ie
View on Linkedin

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Employment
Corporate

Alastair Purdy

Alistair PurdyAlastair began his early career with IBEC where he represented both indigenous and multinational companies in all areas of employment law. He has held senior positions in industry, most notably as HR Director (Manufacturing), with responsibility for Health Safety and Environmental, World Wide, for Analog Devices. He also lectured on strategic HR at the Irish Management Institute and Employment Law in the Law Society. After leaving industry Alastair started his own solicitors practice with the purpose of providing practical advice to employers. Today the practice has offices in Dublin and Galway providing expert advice to employers nationwide.

Alastair acts for clients with various employment claims such as unfair dismissals, equality/discrimination, occupational stress, health and safety, corporate governance, trade disputes, industrial relations and general litigation. Alastair also assists clients with restructuring and redundancy programmes and advises on corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions.
Alastair has extensive experience of advising clients across a range of contentious and non-contentious matters with an emphasis on employment litigation, commercial litigation and shareholders’ disputes. Alastair also advises on the law as it relates to, disputes and investigations concerning public and private bodies, judicial review and disputes particularly as they relate to the board and chief executives of companies and contentious issues as they impact on Health and Safety law. Alastair is vastly experienced in dealing with and defending cases where companies and directors are being prosecuted by the Health and Safety Authority for alleged breaches of Health and Safety matters including indictable prosecutions following fatalities on construction sites.

On the advisory side Alastair provides advice to local and multinational companies with a particular focus on high level contentious and board related disputes.

Alastair generally practices in the area of dispute resolution and has been involved in many mediations.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Alastair is widely published in the area of employment law. He published his first book on employment law in 2006 and a second edition of this book titled “Termination of Employment – A Practical Guide for Employers” was completed in 2012. He completed his third book titled “Equality Law in the Workplace” in 2015. He is widely recognised as one Ireland’s leading Practitioners in the area of employment law and HR.

 

GET IN CONTACT

alastair@purdyandco.ie
View on Linkedin

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Employment
Corporate

Alastair Purdy

Alistair PurdyAlastair began his early career with IBEC where he represented both indigenous and multinational companies in all areas of employment law. He has held senior positions in industry, most notably as HR Director (Manufacturing), with responsibility for Health Safety and Environmental, World Wide, for Analog Devices. He also lectured on strategic HR at the Irish Management Institute and Employment Law in the Law Society. After leaving industry Alastair started his own solicitors practice with the purpose of providing practical advice to employers. Today the practice has offices in Dublin and Galway providing expert advice to employers nationwide.

Alastair acts for clients with various employment claims such as unfair dismissals, equality/discrimination, occupational stress, health and safety, corporate governance, trade disputes, industrial relations and general litigation. Alastair also assists clients with restructuring and redundancy programmes and advises on corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions.
Alastair has extensive experience of advising clients across a range of contentious and non-contentious matters with an emphasis on employment litigation, commercial litigation and shareholders’ disputes. Alastair also advises on the law as it relates to, disputes and investigations concerning public and private bodies, judicial review and disputes particularly as they relate to the board and chief executives of companies and contentious issues as they impact on Health and Safety law. Alastair is vastly experienced in dealing with and defending cases where companies and directors are being prosecuted by the Health and Safety Authority for alleged breaches of Health and Safety matters including indictable prosecutions following fatalities on construction sites.

On the advisory side Alastair provides advice to local and multinational companies with a particular focus on high level contentious and board related disputes.

Alastair generally practices in the area of dispute resolution and has been involved in many mediations.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Alastair is widely published in the area of employment law. He published his first book on employment law in 2006 and a second edition of this book titled “Termination of Employment – A Practical Guide for Employers” was completed in 2012. He completed his third book titled “Equality Law in the Workplace” in 2015. He is widely recognised as one Ireland’s leading Practitioners in the area of employment law and HR.

 

GET IN CONTACT

alastair@purdyandco.ie
View on Linkedin

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Employment
Corporate

Alastair Purdy

Alistair PurdyAlastair began his early career with IBEC where he represented both indigenous and multinational companies in all areas of employment law. He has held senior positions in industry, most notably as HR Director (Manufacturing), with responsibility for Health Safety and Environmental, World Wide, for Analog Devices. He also lectured on strategic HR at the Irish Management Institute and Employment Law in the Law Society. After leaving industry Alastair started his own solicitors practice with the purpose of providing practical advice to employers. Today the practice has offices in Dublin and Galway providing expert advice to employers nationwide.

Alastair acts for clients with various employment claims such as unfair dismissals, equality/discrimination, occupational stress, health and safety, corporate governance, trade disputes, industrial relations and general litigation. Alastair also assists clients with restructuring and redundancy programmes and advises on corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions.
Alastair has extensive experience of advising clients across a range of contentious and non-contentious matters with an emphasis on employment litigation, commercial litigation and shareholders’ disputes. Alastair also advises on the law as it relates to, disputes and investigations concerning public and private bodies, judicial review and disputes particularly as they relate to the board and chief executives of companies and contentious issues as they impact on Health and Safety law. Alastair is vastly experienced in dealing with and defending cases where companies and directors are being prosecuted by the Health and Safety Authority for alleged breaches of Health and Safety matters including indictable prosecutions following fatalities on construction sites.

On the advisory side Alastair provides advice to local and multinational companies with a particular focus on high level contentious and board related disputes.

Alastair generally practices in the area of dispute resolution and has been involved in many mediations.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Alastair is widely published in the area of employment law. He published his first book on employment law in 2006 and a second edition of this book titled “Termination of Employment – A Practical Guide for Employers” was completed in 2012. He completed his third book titled “Equality Law in the Workplace” in 2015. He is widely recognised as one Ireland’s leading Practitioners in the area of employment law and HR.

 

GET IN CONTACT

alastair@purdyandco.ie
View on Linkedin

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Employment
Corporate

Alastair Purdy

Alistair PurdyAlastair began his early career with IBEC where he represented both indigenous and multinational companies in all areas of employment law. He has held senior positions in industry, most notably as HR Director (Manufacturing), with responsibility for Health Safety and Environmental, World Wide, for Analog Devices. He also lectured on strategic HR at the Irish Management Institute and Employment Law in the Law Society. After leaving industry Alastair started his own solicitors practice with the purpose of providing practical advice to employers. Today the practice has offices in Dublin and Galway providing expert advice to employers nationwide.

Alastair acts for clients with various employment claims such as unfair dismissals, equality/discrimination, occupational stress, health and safety, corporate governance, trade disputes, industrial relations and general litigation. Alastair also assists clients with restructuring and redundancy programmes and advises on corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions.
Alastair has extensive experience of advising clients across a range of contentious and non-contentious matters with an emphasis on employment litigation, commercial litigation and shareholders’ disputes. Alastair also advises on the law as it relates to, disputes and investigations concerning public and private bodies, judicial review and disputes particularly as they relate to the board and chief executives of companies and contentious issues as they impact on Health and Safety law. Alastair is vastly experienced in dealing with and defending cases where companies and directors are being prosecuted by the Health and Safety Authority for alleged breaches of Health and Safety matters including indictable prosecutions following fatalities on construction sites.

On the advisory side Alastair provides advice to local and multinational companies with a particular focus on high level contentious and board related disputes.

Alastair generally practices in the area of dispute resolution and has been involved in many mediations.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Alastair is widely published in the area of employment law. He published his first book on employment law in 2006 and a second edition of this book titled “Termination of Employment – A Practical Guide for Employers” was completed in 2012. He completed his third book titled “Equality Law in the Workplace” in 2015. He is widely recognised as one Ireland’s leading Practitioners in the area of employment law and HR.

 

GET IN CONTACT

alastair@purdyandco.ie
View on Linkedin

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Employment
Corporate

Alastair Purdy

Alistair PurdyAlastair began his early career with IBEC where he represented both indigenous and multinational companies in all areas of employment law. He has held senior positions in industry, most notably as HR Director (Manufacturing), with responsibility for Health Safety and Environmental, World Wide, for Analog Devices. He also lectured on strategic HR at the Irish Management Institute and Employment Law in the Law Society. After leaving industry Alastair started his own solicitors practice with the purpose of providing practical advice to employers. Today the practice has offices in Dublin and Galway providing expert advice to employers nationwide.

Alastair acts for clients with various employment claims such as unfair dismissals, equality/discrimination, occupational stress, health and safety, corporate governance, trade disputes, industrial relations and general litigation. Alastair also assists clients with restructuring and redundancy programmes and advises on corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions.
Alastair has extensive experience of advising clients across a range of contentious and non-contentious matters with an emphasis on employment litigation, commercial litigation and shareholders’ disputes. Alastair also advises on the law as it relates to, disputes and investigations concerning public and private bodies, judicial review and disputes particularly as they relate to the board and chief executives of companies and contentious issues as they impact on Health and Safety law. Alastair is vastly experienced in dealing with and defending cases where companies and directors are being prosecuted by the Health and Safety Authority for alleged breaches of Health and Safety matters including indictable prosecutions following fatalities on construction sites.

On the advisory side Alastair provides advice to local and multinational companies with a particular focus on high level contentious and board related disputes.

Alastair generally practices in the area of dispute resolution and has been involved in many mediations.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Alastair is widely published in the area of employment law. He published his first book on employment law in 2006 and a second edition of this book titled “Termination of Employment – A Practical Guide for Employers” was completed in 2012. He completed his third book titled “Equality Law in the Workplace” in 2015. He is widely recognised as one Ireland’s leading Practitioners in the area of employment law and HR.

 

GET IN CONTACT

alastair@purdyandco.ie
View on Linkedin

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Employment
Corporate

Alastair Purdy

Alistair PurdyAlastair began his early career with IBEC where he represented both indigenous and multinational companies in all areas of employment law. He has held senior positions in industry, most notably as HR Director (Manufacturing), with responsibility for Health Safety and Environmental, World Wide, for Analog Devices. He also lectured on strategic HR at the Irish Management Institute and Employment Law in the Law Society. After leaving industry Alastair started his own solicitors practice with the purpose of providing practical advice to employers. Today the practice has offices in Dublin and Galway providing expert advice to employers nationwide.

Alastair acts for clients with various employment claims such as unfair dismissals, equality/discrimination, occupational stress, health and safety, corporate governance, trade disputes, industrial relations and general litigation. Alastair also assists clients with restructuring and redundancy programmes and advises on corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions.
Alastair has extensive experience of advising clients across a range of contentious and non-contentious matters with an emphasis on employment litigation, commercial litigation and shareholders’ disputes. Alastair also advises on the law as it relates to, disputes and investigations concerning public and private bodies, judicial review and disputes particularly as they relate to the board and chief executives of companies and contentious issues as they impact on Health and Safety law. Alastair is vastly experienced in dealing with and defending cases where companies and directors are being prosecuted by the Health and Safety Authority for alleged breaches of Health and Safety matters including indictable prosecutions following fatalities on construction sites.

On the advisory side Alastair provides advice to local and multinational companies with a particular focus on high level contentious and board related disputes.

Alastair generally practices in the area of dispute resolution and has been involved in many mediations.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Alastair is widely published in the area of employment law. He published his first book on employment law in 2006 and a second edition of this book titled “Termination of Employment – A Practical Guide for Employers” was completed in 2012. He completed his third book titled “Equality Law in the Workplace” in 2015. He is widely recognised as one Ireland’s leading Practitioners in the area of employment law and HR.

 

GET IN CONTACT

alastair@purdyandco.ie
View on Linkedin

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Employment
Corporate

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Awards & Recognition

We have consistantly high standards and have been routinely recognised at national level at the Annual Irish Law Awards.

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Publications

Alastair is widely published in the area of employment law.
He is widely recognised as one Ireland’s leading Practitioners in the area of employment law and HR.

Termination Of Employment

– A Practical Guide For Employers

Equality Law In The Workplace

Testimonials

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Neylons Facility Management are working with Alastair Purdy and his team for about 10 years . In all this time we have always found Alastair and his team extremely professional and helpful . We were represented several times in different courts by Purdy and Co Solicitors . always very well prepared and competent . We have full confidence in the legal team , we are supported by them on a daily basis for very various employment issues. Due to the multitude of sectors we work in we employ nurses, HCA, security staff, cleaning staff , catering staff , trades men so this poses a lot of HR issues . We always get very expert and timely replies from the team . It is a long and very valued partnership for us, highly recommend Alastair Purdy and Co Solicitors.

Maria Sava
Neylon Facility Management
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Collins McNicholas have worked with Alastair Purdy & Co. for a considerable number of years and have found the team to be highly professionally, efficient and personable at all times.
We have partnered with the firm to deliver our annual Client Employment Law seminars which have been held in 6 locations nationwide prior to Covid restrictions. Our clients attend in large number every year due to the quality of content delivered by Alastair and his team. The feedback annually has been outstanding with many of our clients highlighting they welcome the pragmatic approach to law and ability to not over complicate unnecessarily.
The team at Purdy & Co are dedicated, highly experienced and draw upon strengths in various related disciplines responding quickly and providing focused advice and representation.
We look forward to partnering with Alastair and the team for many years to come and we highly recommend their services.

Michelle Murphy
Collins McNicholas
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Having been a client of Alastair Purdy & Co for over fifteen years, we have always received an exceptional service. No query is ever too big or small and the turnaround time for advice is always exceptional. I would have no hesitation in recommending Alastair Purdy & Co for all employment related advice.

John Joe Beirne
Galway Clinic
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Alastair Purdy & Co. are professional and provide an outstanding legal and HR service, that their team has provided us for many years. For businesses navigating employment law issues, they are our firm of choice. They are able to foresee, understand and solve complex problems in accordance with the needs of the business. It is a great comfort for us to know we can rely upon their firm for legal advice and guidance.

ALS Geochemistry Ireland
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Purdy & Co were originally introduced to Blenders on the basis of a strong recommendation from a professional HR Manager. As a small company, we required comprehensive support to navigate all aspects of people management. Alastair and the team have been instrumental in assisting Blenders with practical legal advice that recognises the importance of staff whilst being practical from a commercial perspective. Their advice is frequently sought by us in developing policies and procedures that are commensurate with our business and the ever-changing legal landscape.

Harry Simpson
Blenders Unlimited
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I cannot recommend Alastair highly enough. His commitment to my case, his knowledge, his turn around times, his support, engagements and personability are first class. He has been right by my side in meeting the challenges; an ally as well as being an excellent solicitor.

Niall Barry
Dycon Limited
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We have used the services of Alastair Purdy and Co for the past year. We find AP & Co to be very knowledgeable in all areas of Employment Law . They always provide practical advice in a decisive manner with exceptionally fast turnaround time. We would not hesitate in recommending AP &Co as the first port of call for Employment Law advice.

Language Learning School
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We would highly recommend Alastair Purdy & Co. Solicitors in Galway. We contacted them after having a fatality in the workplace and found them extremely helpful throughout the process they were always just a phone call away and put us to ease throughout the process, we dealt with Alastair himself and then Donald Mc Gann, we found both men extremely helpful, Donald dealt with our case and we would 100% recommend him, his knowledge and experience is second to none and his general being made us feel so at easy inside and outside the court room, thank you for helping us through an extremely difficult time in our lives. We can’t praise you enough.

Elaine Kinghan
E&R Construction
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The National Retained Firefighters Association, has taken a number of legal cases of significant importance for each and every Fire- fighter in Ireland with the view to creating a more balanced life of work, rest and play. In this regard due to European Law regulations and directives not being complied by our employers and the lack of a national organisation to oversee such the Fire Service of Ireland, we have taken a case under the working time legislation 2003/88/EC Directive to bring about change in the way we live our lives. In looking for the right Legal Council to take this case, within the Irish Courts system and if necessary to the European Courts, the NRFA have placed the trust of over 2,000 retained Fire Fighters in the safe and caring hands of Alastair Purdy & Co Solicitors to achieve this goal.

David Walsh and Stephan McFadden
National Retained Firefighters Association

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