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GEDI Charter

GEDI CHARTER

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.

A Big Welcome to Andrew Young

We are all delighted to welcome back Andrew Young to Fitzsimons Redmond, as a legal executive. Andrew previously worked here as a summer intern in 2018 and we are delighted to welcome him back. Since he last worked here, he has completed his law degree at Dublin Business School and has worked in the corporate and commercial section of an international law firm. Andrew plans to begin the law society entrance exams shortly, and then begin his solicitor traineeship. We hope he will be very happy with us!

Innovate Legal: Dublin

Solicitor, Lisa Quinn O’Flaherty has been invited to take part in a panel discussion on innovation in the legal profession and the business of law, at the Innovate Legal: Dublin event, which will take place at Huckletree, Pearse Street on Tuesday 17th September at 18.00pm. This is one of a series of information events for legal professionals organised by Clio, and the first to take place in Ireland. Lisa will be discussing, together with other legal innovators, what Fitzsimons Redmond does to ensure that we are on top of legal trends and what we do differently to ensure a high standard of client service.

The event is free and open to the public. Tickets may be booked via eventbrite:

https://innovate-legal-dublin.eventbrite.com/?aff=Lisa

Irish Law Awards 2019

 

We are delighted to share the news that we have been announced as finalists in three categories of the Irish Law Awards 2019. John Redmond is shortlisted for Sole Principal of the Year, and Lisa Quinn O’Flaherty is shortlisted for both Dublin Lawyer of the Year and Community / Pro-Bono Lawyer of the Year. We are incredibly  grateful to our clients and colleagues for their support, and thankful for this recognition of the work we do at Fitzsimons Redmond.

 

Celebrating Diwali

 

We are grateful to our valued client, Ireland India Council for their invitation to celebrate Diwali at City Hall last Friday night. Diwali is the Hindu celebration of the triumph of light over dark, and it is celebrated with light and colour and much festivity.  We enjoyed cultural presentations, an Indian fashion show, classical dancing, singing, music and a delicious vegetarian meal. We were awed to watch the lady in the picture above dancing while balancing a jar of water and a candle on her head!

Ireland India Council works to build and develop relationships among the Irish and Indian communities, including business leaders, social leaders and universities. It organises many networking events and cultural exchanges so as to lay the groundwork for future cooperation.

 

Silence is Golden, Domestic Violence Information Night

 

On Tuesday the 12th June, I had the honour to speak at An Cosán alongside the inspiring Selina Switzer, the courageous Miriam Moriarty Owens (both film-makers), and the lovely Phil McCormack (from Saoirse Women’s Refuge). The film was inspiring and hopeful. The ladies shared stories of thriving after adversity. Phil spoke about the many supports available to those leaving an abusive relationship. I spoke about the legal remedies. I would like to share my speaking notes here also.

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