About Marc

Marc is a Partner on the Employment and Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Teams.  He has over 30 years’ experience in advising clients in both private and commercial disputes. His areas of expertise include the employment, financial, healthcare, property, insurance and construction sectors. Marc has a proven record of successful dispute resolution in the courts, the Workplace Relations Commission and other specialist tribunals and commissions.

Marc is an employment law expert and has considerable experience advising both employers and employees across a wide range of areas including wrongful & unfair dismissal, redundancies, business acquisitions, transfer of undertakings, service agreements, collective redundancies, redundancy packages, discrimination, bullying and harassment and stress at work.  

He is an experienced practitioner at the Workplace Relations Commission and the Labour Court and represents both employers and employees in the wide range of employment forums. Marc is experienced in negotiating exit arrangements and severance packages for high earning executives and is a CEDR qualified Mediator with extensive mediation experience.

In the Press

Read Marc’s comments on Twitter’s mishandling of Irish redundancies in the Sunday Times

Read Marc’s comments on working life post pandemic in the Sunday Business Post

Read Marc’s thoughts on the possible proof-of-vaccination in the Sunday Times

Read Marc’s comments on hybrid working in the Sunday Times

Read Marc’s comments on workplace relationships in the Irish Times

Awards / Professional Recognition

Marc is ranked in Band 2 in the latest Chambers and Partners Europe 2024 Guide for Employment: Mainly Plaintiff.

Recent Experience

  • Advising financial institutions in relation to the employment law issues encountered in responding to the Covid-19 emergency. This includes pay cuts, lay off, short-time, redundancy and the application of the temporary wage subsidy scheme.
  • Acting for a group of over 40 retirees who engaged in High Court litigation against their former employer in relation to pension entitlements.
  • Advising employer in relation to application of Transfer of Undertakings Regulation 2003 (TUPE) on the merger of two leading auto industry entities in Ireland and subsequent post-merger collective redundancies of approximately 70 employees.
  • Acting for substantial transport and logistics company in relation to a High Court injunction seeking restraining orders and damages against a former shareholder/director and employee for breach of restrictive covenants in establishing completing business.
  • Advising significant UK based charity in relation to exit by way of redundancy of a senior employee – National Director, Ireland.

Professional Memberships

  • Law Society of Ireland
  • European Lawyers Association
  • Law Society of Ireland’s Employment & Equality Law Committee
  • Employment Law Association of Ireland
  • European Employment Lawyers Association
  • Consulegis


  • LLB (TCD)
  • Diploma in Legal Studies (College of Commerce, Rathmines)
  • Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Ireland, Law Society
  • Qualified Mediator (CEDR)
  • Diploma in Employment Law, Law Society
  • Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors (England & Wales)

What our Clients Say

  • “Marc Fitzgibbon has a highly pragmatic approach, with a very high level of expertise.”

Chambers and Partners Europe, 2024 

  • “Marc Fitzgibbon stands out as an expert in his field, providing pragmatic support that goes beyond advice and expertise. He provides guidance with respect and understanding, facilitating decisions in the client’s best interest.”

The Legal 500, 2023

  • “Marc Fitzgibbon excels in all the particular strengths of the Employment team of Lavelle Partners. His in-depth knowledge of how Employment law works in practice is matched with a thoughtful strategic approach. Coupled with an ability to effectively communicate this to the client, enables a collaborative approach which produces good outcomes.”

The Legal 500, 2023

  • “Marc Fitzgibbon and his team provide exceptional expertise, practical and pragmatic advice to clients.”

The Legal 500, 2023

  • “The Lavelle Employment law team is highly responsive, helpful and very well informed. Their attention to detail is very strong and the team’s commitment to their clients is exceptional.”

The Legal 500, 2023

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