Rebecca is a highly experienced employment lawyer, as well as a qualified workplace and employment mediator. Therefore, she has extensive technical and commercial expertise, having handled many complex and sensitive matters regarding all aspects of employment law. Rebecca is listed as a Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500 2018.
Rebecca acts primarily for employers, across a diverse range of business sectors. However, she also advises senior executives and directors, which gives her the advantage of handling issues from both perspectives. She provides clients with practical solutions, which satisfy the legal requirements and commercial drivers. She is also mindful of the emotional impact on the employment relationship when conflict arises. She works closely with her employer clients on an ongoing basis, allowing her to understand their businesses, proactively advise on the impact of new laws and deliver appropriate training and coaching to the Human Resources team. Rebecca is commended for her user-friendly, down to earth, approach.
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In the most recent edition of Chambers and Partners UK 2019 guide, Rebecca was highlighted by clients for being "personable, professional and knowledgeable, and great at developing client relationships."
Reading-based Rebecca Ireland remains a well-known figure for employment cases, providing broad experience across TUPE, mediation, unfair dismissal and day-to-day employment issues to numerous prominent clients, particularly in the technology sector. Sources state: She is very commercially focused and comes up with good solutions to complex employment problems. She has a good sense of humour too, which helps!
Rebecca Ireland is praised for her ability to respond quickly in a crisis and for her knowledge of each client's businesses. She brings a range of experience including senior exits and discrimination advice for individuals.