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Phone Number

+44 28 9031 4466

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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

Gareth Walls is a Partner at A&L Goodbody in Northern Ireland and head of the Employment and Incentives Group. 


Gareth has extensive experience in providing Employment advice to public and private sector employers on a national and international basis. He is an accredited member with CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution); a Panel Member of the Northern Ireland Law Society Mediation Group and a long standing member of the Employment Lawyers Group for Northern Ireland.

Gareth specialises in both contentious and non-contentious aspects of employment law and is an accomplished advocate in the Industrial and Fair Employment Tribunals.  He is recognised for his practical and commercial advice, and for his experience of discrimination and diversity issues in Northern Ireland.

Market Recommendations

Gareth is recognised in a number of leading legal publications. He is ranked as a Band 1 Lawyer by Chambers and Partners UK where he is praised for for being "excellent within the field of employment law" and "very personable, helpful and highly knowledgeable."  Gareth is also recognised as a 'Leading Individual' by the Legal 500 UK Guide where he is highlighted for his ‘professional approach and decisiveness, with an unparalleled customer focus’.

Gareth was awarded 'Employment and Benefits UK Lawyer of the Year 2017' by the by international publication 'Client Choice'. 

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.