Breda O'Malley

Hayes Solicitors

Partner, Employment and Commercial Law Departments

About Breda O'Malley

Breda practises in Employment law and leads the Employment Law team at Hayes solicitors. She advises both employers and employees on all aspects of the employment relationship.

Breda is an accredited mediator with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) and she is a Council member with the Irish Commercial Mediation Association. A Partner in a large law firm whose client engaged Breda as a mediator has described Breda as ‘sensational’, gave her top marks and highly recommended Breda to his legal team for future mediations.

Breda qualified with the Timoney Leadership Institute in 2018, follow a six month immersion course on ethical leadership in business. This course was presented by visiting Harvard professors who taught through the case study method on ethical dilemmas which business leader face.

Breda adopts a commercially pragmatic approach to dispute issues, avoiding litigation for her clients where appropriate, and using her skills as an accredited commercial mediator.

Breda is a prominent adviser in the area of the Transfer Regulations (TUPE), where she has advised employers outsourcing and changing service providers. Her previous legal practice in commercial law work strongly influences her pragmatic business focused approach to the clients she advises.

Breda acts for a broad spectrum of clients from multinational corporations and large public entities to indigenous Irish businesses, charities and private clients on the employer side. She also acts for C-suite executives in PLCs and multinationals.

Breda is praised by clients for ‘digging deep’ on their behalf, and going the extra mile. 

Breda regularly gives workshops and seminars to professional and trade associations and client organisations on employment and commercial law issues.