Worthingtons Solicitors

Louise McAloon


Chambers | Ranked Lawyer 2023

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

With over 18 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 2023.

“She provides exceptional levels of service to her clients.”

“Her pragmatic and commercially sound approach to situations easily instils confidence and trust.”

“She is an expert in her field and has a way of providing advice and guidance relevant to her audience.”


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.

Louise McAloon heads the employment team at Worthingtons and is highly experienced in handling tribunal and other contentious proceedings. She is additionally well placed to advise clients on restructuring and TUPE issues. Chambers UK 2023

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Louise McAloon's latest article

Contracts of Employment – time to review

An employment contract is a legal relationship between an employer and employee and that contract of employment exists even if it is not committed to in writing. Whilst it is in...

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