Our Team



Our Team

Bláthnaid Evans

Bláthnaid is Head of Employment & Corporate Immigration at Leman with 10 years’ experience in advising Irish and international clients on all aspects of employment law. Having trained and qualified in one of the leading employee and trade union firms in the country, she then went on to spend 4 years working for one of the leading top 5 law firms in Ireland, where she predominantly advised employers.

Bláthnaid advises on all aspects of the employment relationship from recruitment to terminating the employment relationship. Her experience would also include general advice on working time structures, internships, internal investigations, grievances,
disciplinary processes and procedures, as well as the preparation and review of employment contracts, employee handbooks, and other ancillary human resources policies to ensure compliance with Irish employment legislation and best practice.

Specialist Expertise:

      • Disciplinary Issues
      • Investigations
      • Employment Equality
      • TUPE Advices

Una Clifford
Director of HR

Una has worked and led HR functions over the last two decades in both the public and private sector. She has held senior roles in Science Foundation Ireland and Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland and has also set up and run HR functions in the Financial services and recruitment arenas in more recent years. She has resolved a myriad of HR issues over the course of her career without necessitating legal redress and is comfortable dealing with any level or aspect of a HR problem. She is particularly adept in advising employers on issues such as management of staff performance, resolving staff conflict, guiding on “tough” conversations with staff and temporary lay-offs, long term redundancies or “hostile” exits.

Una is also experienced in providing guidance on statutory entitlements for staff to leave for example parental leave, maternity leave etc., implementing robust review processes, effective communication strategies for employers and implementing commercially appropriate resourcing solutions. She has also worked with employers on establishing systems and processes necessary for a new HR function, as well as tenure as a trusted advisor to CEOs and senior management on all aspects of their human resources. She holds degrees in both Law and Commerce from University College Cork and has additional qualifications in both HR and mediation.

Specialist Expertise:

      • HR Function Set-Up
      • Workplace Dispute Resolution
      • Employee Engagement Strategies
      • Advice to Employers

Tracy O’Brien
HR Consultant

Tracy is a Psychologist and former HR Director with over 20 years board level and generalist HR and business leadership experience, Tracy led a business to international accreditation as best employers under her strategic and operational vision and execution and her training programmes have been shortlisted for awards by the IITD and The Education Awards.

Tracy is a Fellow of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) and is an active member of the MII (Mediation Institute of Ireland), the IOD (Institute of Directors) and EAWOP (European Association of Work & Organisation Psychology ). Tracy is also a member of the judging panel for the European Business Awards and is a Non-Executive Director for a number of Organisations.

Specialist Expertise:

      • Training
      • Coaching
      • Mentoring
      • Mediation
      • Business Strategy
      • Positive HR Solutions

Peter Hurley
HR Consultant

Pete advises on several aspects of Human Resources, training and coaching. His experience includes job profiling and effective Recruitment & Selection. Pete works with the profit and not for profit sectors establishing robust HR functions and assists companies and charities with operational HR, including contracts, policies, staff handbooks and people engagement.

Pete holds a Diploma in Employment Law and has qualifications in Training from NUI, and HR & Leadership from IMI. Pete also has expertise as a presenter and facilitator and trains teams in performance management, motivational leadership and people management. He assists companies to achieve best practice within HR, ensuring full compliance with employment legislation.

Specialist Expertise:

      • Recruitment
      • Training
      • Performance management
      • Presentations
      • Not for Profit Sector