Colleen Cleary is an “excellent, focused and fair lawyer” with an immaculate understanding of complex employment disputes.
Colleen Cleary is the founder of CC Solicitors, a market leading specialist employment and partnership law firm based in Dublin. Colleen leads a partner led team of specialists that provide commercial-focused advice to a broad range of clients nationally and internationally.
Colleen is also qualified in England and Wales and previously practised in the City of London. Colleen is an experienced litigator and is an accredited advocate with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy with the Law Society of Northern Ireland. Colleen is also an accredited mediator with CEDR. Colleen was previously chair of the Employment Law Association of Ireland. Colleen also has an international approach to her practice and is a founder and the Ireland member of Innangard, a non-exclusive international network of law firms. Colleen attended and spoke at the Australian Innangard member international employment law conference in Sydney in 2020 on “Global Perspectives on Restrictive Covenants and Exit Arrangements”. She annually attends the American Bar Association Labour and Employment Section Conference and chaired a panel in New Orleans 2019 on “Pay Equity around the World – the next chapter of the #me too movement”. She is also a member of the European Employment Lawyers Association, Professional Practices Alliance and the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) and is also on the ELA standing committee on sexual harassment, which is another area she has trained clients on as well as representing companies and senior executives in related investigations. She is highly experienced in providing strategic advice on internal investigations at a senior level and negotiating exit arrangements on behalf of companies and executives.