Paul D Maier BL

  • Junior Counsel: 2022

Barrister-at-Law, King's Inns, Prof. Dip. in Arbitration, UCD, Diploma in Legal Studies, King's Inns, BSc. Hons Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University

Areas of Practice:
  • Arbitration
  • General Common Law
  • General Practice
  • Arbitration/Dispute Resolution
  • Labour & Employment Law
Paul D Maier BL
Accrediting Body: Professional Diploma in Arbitration, University College Dublin Sutherland School of Law

Other Memberships:
Construction Bar Association
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 Association
Vice-President Cornell Club of Ireland
Direct Professional Access:

I am a newly-qualified barrister at the Law Library in Dublin, Ireland. I am completing a first-year pupilage in employment law with Desmond Ryan BL.

Originally from New Jersey, I graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. I moved to Ireland after graduation and have remained since, proudly obtaining Irish citizenship by naturalisation in 2019.

From 2015 – 2021 I served as a trade union official representing professionals in the Irish health service. I have significant experience as an advocate in the Workplace Relations Commission before adjudication officers, mediators, industrial relations officers in conciliations, and the Labour Court. I have visited every hospital in Ireland in the course of my work and have led negotiations on behalf of members directly with senior hospital and HSE officials. I am familiar with the HSE’s grievance, disciplinary, investigation, Trust in Care and other policies and procedures.

I also have experience in data analysis, with particular experience using R statistical programming, SQL and advanced Excel functionality from 2013-2015 in technology start-up companies as a user analyst and community manager.

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)

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

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

This fifteen-minute video presentation addresses the question, “How should employment law change to ensure flexible working and the right to disconnect in a talent-driven market?”

In addressing that question I refer to:

– The need to transpose the Work-Life Balance Directive (now encompassed into the Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill)
– The need for clarity on employee-led deviations from the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 under Section 4
– The practical challenges of employers fulfilling working time recording requirements under section 25 of the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 when employees are working remotely
– The conflict between the Code of Practice on the Right to Disconnect and the stricter requirements under the Working Time Directive with regard to disruptions during rest periods

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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083-176 2636
Distillery Building 145-151 Church Street Dublin 7 D07 WDX8
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