Paul D Maier BL

  • Junior Counsel: 2022

Barrister-at-Law, King's Inns, BSc. Hons Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, Professional Diploma in Arbitration, University College Dublin

Areas of Practice:
  • General Practice
  • Arbitration/Dispute Resolution
  • Bankruptcy/Insolvency/Reorganisations
  • Equality Law
  • Labour & Employment Law
  • Medical Law
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Professional Negligence
Paul D Maier BL
Other Memberships:
Corporate & Insolvency Bar Association (CIBA)
Employment Bar Association
Employment Law Association of Ireland
EU Bar Association
Health and Safety Lawyer's Association of Ireland
Professional Regulatory and Disciplinary Bar Association
Other Languages:
German (Working)
Direct Professional Access:

Paul D Maier is a barrister specialising in the law of work, labour and employment. He is a member of the Law Library in Dublin, Ireland, having been called to the Bar in 2022. He is Treasurer of the Employment Bar Association.

Paul appears on behalf of employers and employees at all levels of the Courts, and before the Labour Court and Workplace Relations Commission. He is a qualified arbitrator and is commissioned to lead independent investigations and disciplinary procedures for organisations. He is a member of the Employment Law Association of Ireland, the Health and Safety Lawyer’s Association of Ireland, the Professional, Regulatory and Disciplinary Bar Association, the EU Bar Association, and the Corporate & Insolvency Bar Association.

In addition to his practice before the courts, Paul is committed to teaching and publication. His introductory course on employment law with Progressive College is forthcoming, and he is an award-winning presenter to Ireland’s leading universities and law firms. He is a tutor at the UCD Sutherland School of Law, where he has taught the law of torts, contract law, company law, and EU economic law. His writing has been published in the Irish Employment Law Journal, the Industrial Relations News, the King’s Inns Law Review and in Viewpoints, the Bar of Ireland’s online publication. He is a case reporter for the Employment Law Reports, the Irish Law Reports Monthly, and for Legal Island.

In his first year of practice, Paul devilled with Desmond Ryan BL. He was admitted to the degree of Barrister-at-Law by the King’s Inns in 2022 and was awarded the Diploma in Legal Studies with honours by the King’s Inns in 2020. He received the Professional Diploma in Arbitration with merit from UCD in 2021. Prior to his legal practice, Paul served as a national industrial relations official with the Irish Medical Organisation from 2015 – 2021, representing primarily non-consultant hospital doctors (NCHDs).

Leon O’Connor v Engage People Recruitment ADJ-00040781 (July 24th 2023)

A Consultant Surgeon v A Hospital ADJ-00024543 (February 8th 2021)

University Hosptial Kerry v A Worker LCR21853 (December 11th 2018)

A Medical Consultant v A Hospital ADJ-00004020 (May 25th 2018)

Mercy University Hospital v A Doctor LCR21624 (November 30th 2017)

St Patrick’s Mental Health Services v Asma Ayyaz PWD1713 (May 25th 2017)

“Understanding Domestic Violence Leave: Guide for Employers, Employees & Advisors” Viewpoints from the Bar of Ireland, 16 January 2024

“Procedures for Labour Court Appeals to the Superior Courts” (with Anthony Kerr SC) Irish Employment Law Journal 2023, 20(4), 107 – 110

“20 Years Protecting Fixed-Term Employees: The Fixed-Term Work Act 2003” Viewpoints from the Bar of Ireland (with Cathy Smith SC) 14 July 2023

“New study shows WRC adjudication still experiencing delays but situation improving” Industrial Relations News (with Anthony Kerr SC) 27 April 2023

King’s Inns Law Review Volume IX – “Organisation of Working Time in the Digital Era” February 2020

“Employment Law in Arts and Culture” – Guest Lecture for the MA in Cultural Policy and Arts Management, University College Dublin, 29 November 2023

“Current Issues in Working Time” – Presentation to William Fry’s Knowledge Sessions, 21 September 2023

Flexible Working and the Right to Disconnect – Winner of 2022 Employment Law Association of Ireland Student Video Competition


Treasurer, Employment Bar Association, July 2023 – Present

Volunteer, Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC), March 2023 – Present – Providing specialist employment law clinics on a monthly basis

Chairperson, Rathfarnham Concert Band Society, January 2017 – September 2018, awarded lifetime Honorary Membership of the Society for “exceptional services to the Society.”

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