Paul O'Callaghan

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Paul is an experienced specialist employment law barrister and a member of the Employment Lawyers Association. He has a national practice encompassing the full range of employment law issues including but not limited to:-

  • Unfair Dismissal
  • Constructive Dismissal
  • Wrongful Dismissal
  • Discrimination
  • Equal Pay
  • Whistleblowing
  • Flexible Working
  • Redundancy

Paul regularly appears at tribunals nationwide but he prides himself on a conciliatory approach to employment disputes and he is pleased to say that the vast majority of cases that he deals with settle amicably without the need for a hearing which ultimately saves the parties time and costs. Paul's employment work is generally split at 75% Claimant and 25% Respondent.

Paul offers advice in writing, conference and by telephone as well as assistance with disciplinary and grievance procedures, document drafting and advocacy at interim and final hearings.

In addition to his busy employment law practice, Paul deals with professional regulatory/disciplinary matters (primarily in the legal and healthcare sectors). He also accepts instructions to advise and represent clients in relation to discrimination proceedings being handled by the civil courts in addition to the Employment Tribunal, including discrimination claims against educational institutions.

Civil Litigation 

Paul maintains a busy civil litigation practice which includes acting in property, contract, money and debt recovery claims, consumer credit, business disputes, Personal Injury and specifically Credit Hire, Road Traffic Accidents and Holiday Sickness claims.

Paul regularly provides drafting and advisory services to solicitors and lay clients who routinely instruct him to attend hearings including:-

  • Pre-Action Disclosure
  • CCMC
  • Applications
  • Trials including liability, causation and LVI / alleged fraud
  • Road Traffic Accident and Motorcycle Claims
  • Credit Hire
  • Costs
  • Inquests

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