Eimear Burke provides “reassuring professionalism and attention to detail”.

LEGAL 500 LEGAL DIRECTORY 2018

Eimear Burke

Partner

eimear.burke@fieldfisher.com

Eimear is a partner in our Public and Regulatory Department and is a recognised expert in this area of law. Eimear advises multiple statutory bodies, across a wide range of disciplines. She is experienced in providing legally robust and practical advices to statutory bodies, having particular regard to the factors arising in each case and the various stakeholder interests.

Eimear is a skilled advocate and regularly presents oral hearings and makes oral applications before professional conduct committees as well as the High Court.

Eimear also manages a team of solicitors who investigate and prepare statutory inquires for oral hearing.

An accomplished speaker, Eimear is regularly invited to speak at conferences, workshops and seminars and she is a co-author of the legal text book “Disciplinary Procedures in the Statutory Professions.”

Experience

Eimear’s experience includes:

  • Advising in relation to Central Bank Fitness and Probity.
  • Providing advice to statutory bodies in relation to all aspects of their governing legislation.
  • The investigation and preparation of cases before professional conduct committees where allegations of professional misconduct, poor professional performance or unfitness are considered.
  • Providing advice and representation to clients in District Court prosecutions, High Court appeals, judicial reviews proceedings and enforcement and confirmation applications.
  • Drafting of rules, regulations, codes of conduct, guidelines and bye-laws on behalf of statutory bodies.
  • Providing advice in respect of internal appeal hearings by statutory bodies.
  • Providing bespoke training to statutory decision makers.
  • Preparation of audits and reports in respect of the implementation of new legislation by statutory bodies.
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2019

    The Firm is ‘unique in the level of experience it has in the area of professional regulation’…Eimear Burke represented a regulatory body in a high-profile fitness to practise inquiry.

  • Chambers Europe 2019
    Eimear Burke is “personable, direct and very knowledgeable of professional disciplinary law,” according to market commentators.

  • Chambers Europe 2018
    Eimear Burke regularly represents statutory bodies and has noteworthy experience of acting before professional conduct committees. She also assists with judicial reviews and cases before the High Court and District Courts. She has particular expertise in the healthcare and education sectors.

  • Chambers Europe 2017
    Eimear Burke is well regarded for her knowledge and expertise in professional and regulatory discipline issues, assisting statutory bodies with matters in the education and healthcare sectors. One client says: “She is cognisant of the sensitivities and of the various competing interests, giving holistic advice.”

  • Chambers Europe 2016
    “Very quick to pick up issues and look around the corner to see any impact on future decisions. Amazing experience of statutory bodies and disciplinary proceedings – the firm is a prime adviser for this area.”

    “Extremely commercial. An excellent firm doing a brilliant job.”

  • Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales, 2010
  • Diploma in Employment Law, University College Dublin, 2005
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 2004
  • LLB (Ling. Germ.), Trinity College Dublin, 1999
  • Law Society of Ireland
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Member of the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers

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