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Linda Hynes

Linda HynesPartner

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I am a Partner in the Employment, Immigration and Reward division based in the Dublin office.

I trained with Landwell Solicitors in Dublin and then worked in-house for several years with an international drinks manufacturer in Ireland where I advised on all employment law matters (contentious and non-contentious), compensation and benefit matters and dispute resolution.

I headed up the employment law and data protection team of Leman Solicitors for 6 years where I advised clients on a variety of employment law issues. I am known for giving practical solutions to people issues and helping employers reduce employment law risks.

I am a graduate of NUI Galway where I obtained a Bachelor of Corporate Law and a post-graduate Bachelor of Law. I hold a Diploma in Employment Law from the Law Society of Ireland and also qualified as a mediator with the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland. I am qualified to practice in Ireland, England & Wales.


I advise on all aspects of the employment law relationship from recruitment to termination and everything in between. My expertise includes advising on grievances, investigations and disciplinary procedures. I also advise multinationals and employers on changes to terms and conditions, unfair dismissals, payment of wages claims, restructuring and transfer of undertakings.

Workplace data privacy

I am also a certified practitioner in Data Protection and advise clients on data protection compliance including dealing with access requests and data breaches, transfers of data abroad and using data for marketing purposes

I also regularly provide in-house employment law and data protection training to clients and their teams.

Business immigration

I advise on work permit, secondments and global mobility issues.

Awards and Recognition

  • Chambers Europe 2023 (Ireland) "her responsiveness and clarity of advice."
  • Legal 500 2022 - 'Linda Hynes has also been extremely helpful in many situations from contracts to employment advice'
  • Chambers Europe 2019 - Linda Hynes is a well respected senior associate with expertise in data protection issues.
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