Marc Fitzgibbon

Senior Partner

Marc Fitzgibbon is a Partner in the litigation and dispute resolution department. With over 25 years’ experience in advising clients in this area, Marc has garnered a significant reputation and has the experience to deal with any commercial and private dispute.

His areas of expertise include the financial, healthcare, insurance and construction sectors. Mark has a proven record of successful dispute resolution in the High Court, Supreme Court, Circuit and District Courts, as well as Workplace Relations Commission and other specialist tribunals and commissions.

Marc also advises in private client, personal injury and medical negligence law.

Marc also heads up the Employment & Pensions Law Groups. He is an experienced practitioner at the Employment Appeals Tribunal, the Labour Court, the Equality Tribunal and represents both employers and employees in the wide range of employment forums.

Marc has experience in a broad range of commercial and private client litigation including:

  • Shareholder and Director Disputes
  • Employment relationship, including pension schemes and employee benefits
  • Pensions
  • Intellectual Property Disputes
  • Mediation
  • Probate Disputes
  • Professional Negligence

Marc advises clients in all aspects of Employment Law and Human Resources and acts for a wide range of domestic and multinational clients and also the public and private sectors. Specialist areas include:

  • Wrongful & Unfair Dismissal
  • Redundancies
  • Business Acquisitions
  • Transfer of Undertakings
  • Service Agreements
  • Collective Redundancies
  • Redundancy Packages
  • Discrimination
  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Stress at Work

It is with the benefit of practical experience in the complex and constantly changing area of Employment Rights that Marc is uniquely placed to advise employees in relation to what often are difficult circumstances regarding their redundancy and termination packages.

Marc also advises clients on the establishment of employee pension schemes and the reorganisation of existing pension arrangements.

As a CEDR accredited mediator, Marc recognises mediation as a real and effective alternative to litigation. Marc manages the firm’s IT development and has overseen the ongoing commitment the firm has made to technology, including the case management system.

During his career, Marc has acted in a number of high-profile cases including:

Employment Cases

  • Provides ongoing wide range advices regarding employee issues including redundancy, disciplinary issues, leave and other matters to a financial institution. 
  • Represented a UK owned Pharmaceutical Distributor at a lengthy hearing before the Employment Appeals Tribunal in relation to a claim by a former Managing Director.
  • Advised a number of senior Directors of financial institutions, in relation to their exit from their positions.
  • Settled High Court litigation for 30 plus former employees of a major international transport company in relation to their pension entitlements.
  • Has provided advice for foreign employers looking to invest in Ireland and also in relation to employment issues that arise in commercial transactions.

Marc is a graduate of Trinity College and has been with Lavelle since qualifying as a Solicitor in 1988.

Qualifications and Memberships

    Committee Member – Law Society of Ireland’s Employment & Equality Law Committee
    Member – The Employment Law Association of Ireland
    Member – European Employment Lawyers Association
    Qualified Mediator – Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution
    Diploma in Employment Law – Law Society of Ireland
    On the panel of lawyers approved by the anti-bullying Centre at Trinity College
    Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales

“Team is led by ‘ultimate professional’ Marc Fitzgibbon, who ‘understands the practical realities of business’.

European Legal 500

, 2017 edition

“Puts clients first and is ‘good value for money’”

European Legal 500

, 2016 edition

“Marc Fitzgibbon has ‘broad knowledge and sound judgement”

European Legal 500

, 2015 edition

‘always very clear on what has to be done’. Marc Fitzgibbon has many years’ experience acting for large companies, including PWC, as well as individuals.

European Legal 500

, 2013 Edition

Led by the ‘highly knowledgeable’ Marc Fitzgibbon, the team has significant experience in contentious employment law. It has advised Start Mortgages on a broad range of issues.

European Legal 500

, 2011 edition

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