Worthingtons Solicitors

Louise McAloon


Chambers | Ranked Lawyer 2018 & 2019

Louise leads and manages the employment department, which is currently the largest employment law practice in Northern Ireland.

With over 14 years’ experience in employment law, Louise’s knowledge and attention to detail provide an innovative approach that her clients appreciate in relation to complex areas of Public Interest Disclosure, Equal Pay, Discrimination and Unfair Dismissal.  She works closely with employers across the public, private and third sectors and regularly advises on restructuring issues including individual and collective redundancies and the application and implication of TUPE. Louise has a detailed understanding of her clients’ needs and is known for her constructive and pragmatic advice on internal employment issues and providing advice and representation in defence of all categories of employment claims before the tribunals and civil courts.  She has amassed considerable experience in employment related civil litigation including injunctive relief applications and securing Undertakings to enforce post termination restrictions and damages claims arising from breaches of implied duties of fidelity and confidentiality. One of few practitioners in the jurisdiction to have successfully obtained a Tribunal Costs Order against an opposing party for the maximum statutory amount of £10,000.

Louise has been ranked in Band 1 for Employment by Chambers Guide 2020 and has been recognised as a Recommended Lawyer by Legal 500 for her expertise in human resources.


Louise a regular writer on employment law matters through articles in the Ulster Tatler, Ulster Business and Belfast Telegraph; she speaks at Seminars and delivers in-house employment law and GDPR updates and training sessions for a number of clients and membership organisations including local Councils, CIPD (Northern Ireland), IHCP and Legal Island.

When we came to Worthingtons we were seeking practical assistance with an employment issue. We wanted good sound advice – we got this and much more from Louise. She took time to understand fully our situation and provided the support required – superb service!

Areas of Expertise


Louise McAloon's latest article

Annual leave calculations upon termination of employment

Is an employee or worker entitled to a payment in lieu of annual leave upon termination, if they previously took unpaid leave as they were mistakenly treated as a self-employed independent...

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