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Kevin Gallagher

Kevin GallagherManaging Associate

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I am a Managing Associate in Lewis Silkin’s Employment, Immigration and Reward division based in Belfast.

I have extensive experience of advising employers across a broad range of sectors in Northern Ireland including the insurance industry, local government, construction, the charitable sector and the manufacturing industry. I provide day to day advice and guidance to employers on a wide range of internal employment related issues including drafting of contracts and policies, the conduct of internal procedures and compliance with statutory requirements. I regularly advise clients on matters such as grievances and disciplinaries, dismissals, restructures, collective consultations and TUPE transfers.

I have particular expertise of defending claims on behalf of employers in the Industrial Tribunal and Fair Employment Tribunal to include unfair dismissal claims, discrimination claims, whistleblowing and claims arising under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations/Service Provision Change (Protection of Employment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006. I also regularly act for Employers in the defence of employment related claims issued in the County Court and High Court in Northern Ireland.

I have been recognised by legal directory Chambers and Partners UK as an “Associate to Watch” with its 2021/2022 guides.

I am a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and the Northern Ireland Employment Lawyers Group.

Awards and recognition

  • Chambers 2024 (Employment (Northern Ireland)) - "Kevin is technically astute and professional." "He is a good operator."
  • Recommended in Chambers 2022
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