Corporate and commercial law firm LK Shields has appointed Barra Lysaght as an associate solicitor in its Employment, Pensions and Employee Benefits team.

Formerly a practising barrister, Lysaght has significant experience in providing employment law advice and representation to a range of commercial and public bodies in both contentious and non-contentious matters. Barra also has a strong background in administrative and EU law, with significant experience in providing advice to public bodies in relation to issues arising from the exercise of statutory functions, as well as matters such as freedom of information.

Michael Kavanagh, chairman and head of litigation, said: “These are exciting times for our firm and we are experiencing strong growth across our business. Barra will be a fantastic asset to our highly regarded Employment, Pensions and Employee Benefits team. As a former barrister he brings a unique and valuable skill set and we are delighted to welcome him on board our thriving team.”