Julie Austin is “meticulous and detailed in her approach. She is very approachable, always quick to respond and very knowledgeable”.


Julie Austin



As an employment law specialist, Julie advises employers and employees on all aspects of the employment relationship. With significant experience in all forms of employment disputes, including unfair / wrongful dismissal, applications to restrain dismissals, discrimination, redundancies (both individual and collective) and industrial relations, Julie provides pragmatic and commercial advice to her clients.

A large part of Julie’s work includes providing advice to HR functions on day to day matters including issues arising from stress in the workplace, bullying and harassment and carrying out disciplinary and grievance procedures. She also has extensive experience in the drafting and review of employment contracts, handbooks and HR policies and procedures.

Working closely with the firm’s Corporate & Commercial Department, Julie also provides support in corporate acquisitions and disposals.

An experienced public speaker, Julie frequently speaks at employment law events. Most recently, she has spoken at the Legal Island Annual Employment Review. She also lectures on the Professional Practice Course in the Law Society of Ireland.

Julie is also a member of the firm’s Data Protection & Freedom of Information Team. She provides advice to both public and private clients on all aspects of data protection and FOI.

  • Legal 500 EMEA 2019

    The Firm’s ‘well-organised’ team is ‘very efficient and most importantly responsive’. Julie Austin is a key contact.

  • Chambers Europe 2019
    Clients explain that “everything is delivered with excellence; she is very knowledgeable and passionate.”

  • Chambers Europe 2018
    Julie Austin is “meticulous and detailed in her approach,” according to one source. She works on a range of employment matters and has a specific focus on data protection issues for clients in the IT and financial sectors. Another client highlights: “She is very approachable, always quick to respond and very knowledgeable.”

  • Chambers Europe 2017
    Clients agree that Julie Austin “is a very diligent lawyer” who is “technically strong.” She garners market recognition for her growing employment expertise in both contentious and non-contentious matters. Of late, she has worked on redundancies, outsourcing and TUPE matters.

  • Chambers Europe 2016
    Clients praise Julie Austin for having “very good response times and knowledge of the business in which we operate.”

  • Diploma in Commercial Litigation, Law Society of Ireland, 2010
  • Diploma in Employment Law, Law Society of Ireland, 2009
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 2009
  • BComm, University College Cork, 2005
  • Employment Law Association of Ireland
  • European Employment Lawyers Association
  • Commercial Litigation Association of Ireland
  • Member of the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
  • Law Society of Ireland

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