Niall Pelly leads the firm’s Irish office and has been recognised on all aspects of Irish employment law.

Prior to establishing GQ|Littler in Ireland, Niall worked for over 15 years as an employment specialist in leading international law firms in both Dublin and London.

Niall advises employers on all aspects of Irish employment law, with particular experience dealing with complex, business critical litigation such as whistleblowing claims and High Court employment injunctions. He also regularly advises on the employment aspects of corporate transactions, outsourcing projects together with all issues relating to internal investigation, disciplinary, change management, redundancy and insolvency processes.

Niall works with a variety of large national and multinational clients across various sectors including technology, pharmaceuticals, medtech, aircraft leasing, fintech and financial services. With his experience of having worked in both Ireland and the UK, Niall is ideally placed to advise clients with operations that span both jurisdictions.

He has written articles on a variety of topics and regularly delivers presentations and training sessions, both internally and externally. He is recognised as a leading labour and employment lawyer by legal directories such as Chambers Europe and European Legal 500, which have recognised Niall as being "professional, accessible, pragmatic and great to work with," and a being "an absolute standout adviser."

Affiliazioni professionali e istituzionali


International Bar Association


European Employment Lawyers Association


Irish Employment Lawyers Association



European Legal 500



Chambers Europe


News, Analysis & Press

Littler Global Guide - Ireland - Q1 2024

Global Guide Quarterly

April 17, 2024

Littler Global Guide - Ireland - Q4 2023

Global Guide Quarterly

January 16, 2024

Littler Global Guide - Ireland - Q3 2023

Global Guide Quarterly

October 17, 2023

Littler Global Guide - Ireland - Q1 2023

Global Guide Quarterly

April 12, 2023

Littler Global Guide - Ireland - Q4 2022

Global Guide Quarterly

January 26, 2023

Littler Global Guide - Ireland - Q2 2022

Global Guide Quarterly

July 18, 2022

Littler Global Guide - Ireland - Q1 2022

Global Guide Quarterly

April 18, 2022

Littler Global Guide - Ireland - Q4 2021

Global Guide Quarterly

January 19, 2022

Littler Global Guide - Ireland - Q2 2021

Global Guide Quarterly

July 19, 2021

Employment law firm GQ|Littler expands into Dublin

Irish Legal News

January 12, 2021

Speaking Engagements

The EU Whistleblowing Directive - The Road to Compliance

May 18, 2021

Preventing and Defending Employment Claims in Ireland

April 13, 2021


  • Diploma in Employment Law, University College Dublin, 2008
  • LL.B., Trinity College Dublin, 2002

Foro di appartenenza

United Kingdom (England and Wales)
New York