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+353 1 649 2000

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A&L Goodbody

Main Office Address

International Financial Services Centre
North Wall Quay
Dublin 1

Office Locations

Dublin, Belfast, London, New York, San Francisco, Pan Alto

Firm Phone Number

+353 1 649 2000

Personal Background

Duncan is Head of A&L Goodbody's Employment Law Group and has practiced exclusively in the area of employment law and industrial relations in multiple jurisdictions.


Duncan advises public and private sector employers on both contentious and non-contentious matters. He advises Board rooms across Ireland and abroad on strategic and complex employment and industrial relations matters. Duncan also specialises in crisis management for clients and has advised on some of the most high profile corporate issues in Ireland. Duncan regularly appears for clients in the Workplace Relations Commission, the Circuit Court, the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. Duncan also acts for partnerships in mediated settlements and in proceedings in the High Court.

Duncan has co-authored “Employment Law in Ireland” and has written articles for specialist legal publications. He regularly speaks at conferences on employment and industrial relations matters for organisations such as the Law Society and other professional bodies. Duncan was involved in the establishment of the Law Society Employment Law diploma. He lectures this course as well as on the Law Society of Ireland's Professional Practice courses. Duncan is a member of the European Employment Lawyers' Association and the Employment Lawyers Association of Ireland.

Market Recommendations

Duncan is recommended in a number of leading legal publications. "Leading Individual." (Legal 500 2017). "A 'go-to' person who is highly effective, pragmatic and extremely good when dealing with senior management and non-lawyers." (Chambers Europe 2017). "Considerable knowledge of labour law and industrial relations across numerous jurisdictions, and he is widely admired for his vast presence across the market." (Chambers Europe 2016). "An internationally prominent figure within employment law and industrial relations, his availability to meet requirements and his commercial focus to find practical business solutions are always impressive." (Chambers Europe 2015).

Firm Background

A&L Goodbody is internationally recognised as Ireland's leading corporate law firm. The Firm has 91 partners, employs over 530 legal staff, and has offices in Dublin, Belfast, London, New York, San Francisco and Palo Alto.

With over 30 specialist practice groups, the firm provides the most extensive range of market-leading legal services available in Ireland. A&L Goodbody is continually ranked as the No. 1 Irish law firm by many international publications. Most recently, A&L Goodbody was awarded 'Ireland's Law Firm of the Year 2017' by The Lawyer, IFLR and Who's Who Legal.

Firm Practice Areas

Aviation & Transport Finance, Asset Management & Investment Funds, Betting, Gaming & Licensing, Commercial Contracts, Capital Markets – debt & equity, Corporate Governance & Compliance, Construction, Commercial Property, Corporate and M&A, Domestic & International Finance, Employment, Pensions and Benefits, Energy & Natural Resources, Environmental & Planning, EU, Competition & Procurement, Finance, Financial Regulation, Fintech, Financial Solutions, Food, Drink & Agri, General Data Protection Regulation, Health & Safety, Hospitals & Healthcare, Insurance & Reinsurance, Intellectual Property, Investing in Ireland, Commercial and Technology, Life Sciences, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Privacy & Data Security, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Product Liability, Projects & Infrastructure, Regulatory, Regulatory Risks & Investigations, Restructuring & Insolvency Group, Tax, Telecoms, White Collar Crime.