Gilhooley, Diane

Eversheds Sutherland

Partner, Global Head of Employment, Labour Pensions

Diane Gilhooley is a partner and global head of employment and pensions at Eversheds Sutherland. She completed her LLB at the University of Warwick and qualified in 1994, before joining Eversheds Sutherland as a partner in 1999. Although she is an expert in employment, discrimination and education law, Gilhooley is also an outward-facing figure in Eversheds, writing briefings and giving speeches to industry professionals alongside delivering training to clients. In 2017, she advised the universities human resources umbrella organisation on the legal implications of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, which repealed the European Communities Act 1972 and enshrined existing EU law into UK law. Most recently, she has written a number of authoritative briefings for Eversheds Sutherland covering workplace rights regarding the menopause at work, an area where she is keen to improve communication and support mechanisms. She also contributed to an article for Personnel Today with her colleague Paula Barrett, which advised employers about how to be mindful of GDPR when collecting employees’ personal data. After the 2019 general election, Gilhooley commented on the implications of the result for employment law, claiming that the government will “be more focused on its promise to ‘Get Brexit Done’ rather than on employment law change”.