Shirley Blair

Shirley Blair

Shirley Blair

A&L Goodbody

Regional Representative, Northern Ireland

NIRegionalRep [at] elaweb.org.uk

Shirley is a senior employment Associate at A&L Goodbody in Belfast. She trained at Wragge & Co (Gowling WLG) and spent 13 happy years in the Birmingham office there before returning home to Northern Ireland. She has enjoyed working at A&L Goodbody since 2011.

Shirley has substantial client advisory and litigation experience. She also specialises in defending complex Industrial Tribunal claims, restraint of trade clause cases and injunctions.

She is a regular speaker at employment law seminars and conferences in Northern Ireland, including at the Legal Island Annual Review - the largest NI employment law conference. She also frequently provides training to clients on a wide range of employment law topics, recently focussing, unsurprisingly, on the impact of Covid-19 on all employment related matters in the workplace.

Shirley is the NI contributory author of the book "Professional Secrecy of Lawyers in Europe". She is a qualified Solicitor Advocate (England & Wales) and is ranked as a Star Associate in Chambers