Fitzsimons Redmond is proud to become a signatory to the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge. As a firm that acts for clients in all forms of dispute resolution including arbitration, we believe that diversity is both necessary for a fair society as well as advantageous to our clients. Signing this pledge, and taking on its obligations is one more step in our journey towards promoting true equality in all areas of the legal profession.
All of us at Fitzsimons Redmond would like to wish a very happy Christmas to all of our valued clients. We thank you for your support throughout this year, and we look forward to brighter days ahead for all of us in 2021.
Our office will close at lunchtime on Wednesday 23rd December and will re-open again on Monday 4th January.
Keeping our knowledge and expertise fresh is important to us at Fitzsimons Redmond so that we can always be best placed to serve our clients.
Adding to her list of qualifications, Lisa Quinn O’Flaherty has recently tri-qualified as a solicitor by being admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Northern Ireland by the Lord Chief Justice. Lisa is now qualified to act as a solicitor here in Ireland, in England, Wales and in Northern Ireland in addition to holding post-qualification certificates in Technology Law and in Data Protection, as well as a Professional Diploma in Leadership.
The team at Fitzsimons Redmond are delighted to congratulate our wonderful colleague, Caroline Gill on her admission to the Roll of Solicitors. Caroline began working in our office six months ago as part of her transition from practicing barrister to qualification as solicitor. Caroline brings a wealth of legal experience and endless passion to the profession. We wish her happiness and luck on this new adventure!
Our Lisa Quinn O’Flaherty collaborated with e-learning company EazySAFE to provide information for employers on ensuring breastfeeding workers are protected at work. You can click below to read her article.
Breastfeeding at Work – Advice for Employers.
Our Lisa Quinn O’Flaherty shared her opinion on accommodations for breastfeeding in the workplace in the Irish Times (28th October 2020). The letter can be read here.
We at Fitzsimons Redmond, would like to welcome Caroline Gill to the firm. Caroline has been working with us since June as she converts her barrister qualification to that of a solicitor. We are honoured to benefit from Caroline’s vast and diverse experience.
A qualified barrister (with a wide practice), mediator and arbitrator, Caroline is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, a member of the Marketing Institute of Ireland and the Employment Bar Association of Ireland.
Caroline’s impressive career has included roles such as Financial Services Ombudsman in the UK, the Insurance Ombudsman of Ireland, and the Deputy Financial Services Ombudsman of Ireland. She was CEO of the Consumer Association of Ireland, and sat on the boards of the Pyrite Remediation Scheme, the Housing Agency, Luas, the Irish Stock Exchange, the Mater Dei Institute at DCU and the Food Safety Authority of Ireland. She currently sits on the board of ICCL, St. Patrick’s Hospital, the CPD Board, the PTSB Mortgage Products Tribunal, and the Lloyd’s Bank of Scotland Tracker Mortgage Tribunal.
We are absolutely delighted to work with Caroline and to welcome her numerous skills, talents and expertise to Fitzsimons Redmond.
Fitzsimons Redmond is proud to become a signatory to the Law Society of Ireland’s Professional Wellbeing Charter. We consider ourselves to be a happy, high performing team. We embody principles of kindness, respect and flexibility. Now, while some of our team are working from home, we would like to declare our commitment to wellbeing in the workplace and respectful business practices. Continue reading
We are very proud to receive our Gender Equality Diversity and Inclusion Charter Certificate today from the Law Society of Ireland, and to be included among the first signatories of this important statement about fairness and equality in the legal profession.
Signing up to the charter demonstrates a commitment to treating all individuals and groups of individuals fairly and equally and no less favourably, specific to their needs, in areas of gender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, race, class, disability or membership of the Traveller Community. As such, signatories will:
- Recognise the individual needs of those they employ and support them to develop to their full potential.
- Ensure equal access to opportunities for those they employ.
- Ensure their policies, procedures and processes promote gender equality, diversity and inclusion.
- Carry out their work without bias, in a respectful and non-discriminatory manner.
- Build awareness and understanding of the benefits of promoting gender equality, diversity and inclusion.
- Assign responsibility for meeting the Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Charter commitments to a named senior partner or member of staff. Signatories are encouraged to publish details of the senior leader who is accountable for the Charter commitments on your website or intranet.
Fitzsimons Redmond is delighted to become a signatory to the Law Society of Ireland’s Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Charter. We are committed to being a leader in respect of fairness, equality of opportunity and inclusion. Continue reading