Worthingtons Solicitors


How we can help you?

The ever-increasing employment laws mean that employers must have the correct procedures and advice at hand to avoid costly litigation in the Industrial Tribunal and Fair Employment Tribunal.  With the number of claims constantly on the rise – its no longer a matter of choice.  With six employment law solicitors, we are the largest employment law practice in Northern Ireland.  We consistently seek to deliver fast, practical and straight talking employment advice which not only meets but exceeds our clients’ expectations.

Our approach

At Worthingtons we pride ourselves on our ability to respond quickly and efficiently to client demands and deadlines.  Response times are swift.  For our Tribunal claim and defence work, written prospects assessments including a “next steps” case plan, estimates of potential claim value and legal costs together with settlement/conciliation options on a costs/benefit analysis are provided to all clients within 28 days of instruction and updates are provided every four weeks or sooner where significant development arise.

Our Promise

We always place our client firmly at the centre of our work and we understand the importance of providing practical advice when its needed and on a same day basis when required.  We make the effort to listen and really get to know our client and to fully understand the nature of the claim and in turn secure the best solution.

Our Employment Department has been ranked in Band 2 by Chambers Guide 2023 and ranked in Band 2 by Legal 500 2023.

Worthingtons is experienced representing clients in tribunal proceedings, as well as providing advice on internal investigations and a wide range of non-contentious matters. The firm acts for local authorities, businesses and third sector organisations among others.


“Worthingtons provide exceptional advisory services and are pragmatic, efficient and responsive.”

“They have a breadth and depth of knowledge and experience in employment law, including among junior solicitors.””  

Chambers UK 2023

Worthingtons acts for large and small domestic NI businesses, as well as numerous borough and district councils.  Louise McAloon heads up the team and covers public interest disclosure, equal pay, discrimination and unfair dismissal.  She is also well versed in delivering in-house training for clients, for example on whistleblowing, absence management, and GDPR.  Toni Fitzgerald Gunn was promoted to partner in 2021, and is seen by clients as ‘an exceptional solicitor’, with ‘phenomenal’ knowledge in the practice area.


‘They are professional and quick to respond to matters. Their advice is highly regarded and they make legal speak understood in layman’s terms.’

‘Toni from Worthingtons is an exceptional solicitor. Her knowledge in employment law issues is phenomenal.’

‘I have always found Worthingtons to be friendly, fair, knowledge-driven and to always think about the client.’”

Legal 500 2023

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