Office Address

Phone Number

+353-1 649 2401

Fax Number

+353-1 649 2649

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A&L Goodbody

Main Office Address

International Financial Services Centre
North Wall Quay
Dublin 1

Office Locations

Dublin, Belfast, London, Boston and New York

Firm Phone Number

+44 28 9031 4466

Firm Fax Number

+44 28 9031 4477

Personal Background

Duncan is head of the Firm’s Employment Law Group at A&L Goodbody. He has considerable experience having practiced exclusively in the area of employment law and industrial relations in multiple jurisdictions.


He advises both public and private sector employers on both contentious and non contentious matters. Duncan has developed close working relationships at the highest level with clients and provides strategic advice on restructuring, reorganisation and general employment related matters. He regularly appears in Employment Law Fora, including the Rights Commissioner Service, the Equality Tribunal, the Labour Court, the Employment Appeals Tribunal, the Circuit Court, the High Court and Supreme Court. He also advises the public sector on administrative law matters and has regularly appeared in the High Court in high profile Judicial Review proceedings. Duncan also advises on partnership disputes and has acted for partnerships in mediated settlements and in proceedings in the High Court.

Market Recommendations

Duncan is recommended in a number of leading legal publications. "Duncan wins plaudits for his skill on contentious mandates, as well as his ability to handle cross-border issues, he appreciates the different cultural and practical issues on both sides and makes sure he finds the optimal solution for us” (Chambers Europe, 2013). "Duncan Inverarity has boosted the practice significantly since his arrival" (Legal 500 2013). Clients hail Duncan: "As sensational. He is easy to deal with and has a practical understanding of the issues" (Chambers Europe 2012); "A talented litigator who handles labour cases before the highest courts as well as employment tribunals" (Chambers Europe 2011); “Extremely efficient, vastly experienced, personable lawyer who is easy to work with” (Chambers Europe 2010).

Firm Background

A&L Goodbody is a leading Irish law firm. The Firm offers unique breadth and depth across every facet of law on the island of Ireland, with a diverse domestic and international client base in public and private sectors. The Firm has 66 Partners and a total staff of approximately 550 with offices in Belfast, Dublin, London and the US. The Firm has an international outlook and has advised many international companies on successful investments and activities in Ireland. We regularly partner with the world's leading international law firms on the Irish aspects of multi-national transactions.

The Firm provides a full range of market-leading business legal services, [including: commercial law; mergers and acquisitions; corporate finance; banking and financial services; EU and competition law; property; risk management & dispute resolution; and corporate tax] and operates the most extensive range of specialist services available in Ireland through over 30 Specialist Practice Groups. The emphasis and operation of these practice groups continually evolve and develop in anticipation of external market needs.

A&L Goodbody is continually ranked as the No. 1 Irish law firm by many international publications such as The Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and the International Financial Law Review.  Most recently, the law firm was awarded the Corporate International Magazine, 2010 Employment/Labour Law Firm of the Year in Ireland; and was also recognized as the Irish Law Firm of the Year by Who's Who Legal 2010. 

Firm Practice Areas

Aircraft, Asset Finance, Banking and Financial Services, Business Regulation and Corporate Governance, China Group, Commercial Property, Corporate, Corporate and General Banking, Corporate Criminal Offences, Corporate Immigration, Debt Recovery, Employment, Pensions and Benefits, Energy and Natural Resources, Environmental & Planning, EU and Competition, Financial Services Regulation and Compliance, Goodbody Secretarial Ltd, Goodbody Trustees Ltd, Insurance, Investment Funds, Inward Investment, IP and Technology, Leisure and Licensing, Life Sciences and Healthcare, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, M&A and Corporate Finance, Outsourcing in Ireland, Private Client, Product Liability, Projects and Construction, Restructuring and Insolvency Group, Securitisation and Capital Markets, Shipping, Sports Law, Tax

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