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Julie Galbraith, Partner

Julie Galbraith


Practice areas

  • Consumer
  • Employment law

Practice notes

Julie is a Partner in our Employment Law department.

‘Without a doubt, Julie Galbraith is the best employment law solicitor I have worked with. She is extremely knowledgeable in every area of employment law and she helps to not only provide advice to make a decision for our business, but also provides options and clearly explains these to help us as a management team understand the reason for her decisions.’ - Legal 500

'Due to the strong relationship Julie Galbraith has built with our senior managers and leaders, coupled with the knowledge she has of our business and our culture, we consider her to be an extension of our organisation.' - Legal 500

Julie Galbraith "is good with complex situations and a good project manager" - Chambers Europe

A client admires that they “have always found Julie to be professional, approachable and committed, with a talent for giving pragmatic, balanced and sensible solution-driven advice and making me feel that she is reassuringly invested in my issue resolution.“

Julie advises clients on all aspects of the employment relationship from recruitment to termination. She works with public and private sector clients on contentious and non-contentious employment issues to deliver on the business needs of our clients. She advises HR, legal and business teams on the multitude of  day to day and strategic issues such as disciplinary, grievance, performance management, equality, data protection, TUPE and termination of employment matters.

Julie's recent experience includes:

  • Advising clients on the defence of employment law claims. She acts for a variety of different employers and across various business sectors. She deals with all aspects of the employment litigation process including drafting submissions, preparing witness statements, briefing counsel and presenting in court or the WRC.
  • Advising businesses on non-contentious matters such as the employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions, TUPE, redundancy and restructuring and day to day HR issues.
  • Julie has particular expertise advising on international employment law and is involved in multi-jurisdictional and cross border matters. She advises clients on the territorial application of local employment laws and how to manage the risk on employee engagement and termination.
  • Time spent on secondment with RTÉ, reviewing the use of workers and preparing a comprehensive report on the use of contractors and atypical staff. 

Julie was the lead solicitor on the team awarded Excellence in Marketplace at the 2017 Chambers Ireland CSR awards for pro bono work in Sinnott v Minister for Environment & Ors. In this case, Julie and the Eversheds Sutherland team established the constitutional right of a blind man to vote by way of secret ballot in elections in Ireland.

Julie is secretary and board member of the Employment Law Association of Ireland and lectures on the Law Society Employment Law Diploma course. She regularly speaks to the media on employment topics.

Julie has featured on Today FM's 'The Last Word' with Matt Cooper, speaking about the impact of Black Friday on Irish employers which you can listen to here.

Julie also recently co-hosted an episode of the Eversheds Sutherland podcast on the topic of 'Employment - relationships and sexual harassment in the workplace'.