Richard Grogan was a well-known employment Solicitor.
Following the death of well-known employment solicitor Richard Grogan, tributes have been paid.
Richard Grogan was a solicitor who died after a short illness.
Mr. Grogan’s viral social media videos were hugely popular, as he offered people advice on issues around employment, along with his catchphrase: ‘That’s the law, and that’s a fact.”
The Law Society said:
“Richard was a tireless advocate, both in proceedings and in the public arena. We will miss his energy, humour, and deep commitment to the profession.”
One Twitter user wrote:
“I’m so sorry to read this. I learned most of what I know about my employment rights from Richard Grogan’s TikToks. I imagine many others did too and I dare say not all of them are so young. What a lovely legacy to leave and a terrible loss. RIP.”
Another of the many tributes to Mr. Grogan read:
“Richard Grogan represented workers who often could not afford to take their cases otherwise. For employment rights to be effective, they must be accessible and he helped make them so.”
In an interview with BreakingNews.ie earlier this year, Mr. Grogan said:
“I’m asked about the phrase, ‘that’s the law and that’s a fact’, that came about on the Instagram because when I started you could do 30 or 60 seconds and I couldn’t do 30 seconds. ” With 60 seconds I had a gap at the end, so I said that’s the law and that’s a fact.
It wasn’t some marketing guru who came up with it, it was just that I had to fill in five seconds and that’s where the catchphrase came from. ” A lot of professionals think they have to use big words and jargon, what we aim for are small words and no jargon.
“How I am on TikTok and Instagram is no different to how I would be talking to a client here in the office. We try to do it in very simple and straightforward language. “Because of the nature of our work it is very important that things are explained in a clear and precise way, so there is no misunderstanding.”
Irish Law Awards in 2022
Thousands of followers, particularly on TikTok, appreciated the simple and direct advice. Mr. Grogan has received numerous tributes after being named Lawyer of the Year at the Irish Law Awards in 2022.
His work in making employment law accessible to the consumer in the most basic terms, according to fellow solicitor Stuart Gilhooly, will not be forgotten. Mr. Grogan became a solicitor in 1979 and founded Richard Grogan and Associates in Dublin in 2009.
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He belonged to the Employment Law Association of Ireland, the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association, and the Law Society’s Employment and Equality Committee. He also appeared on radio and television on a regular basis and wrote a regular column for the Irish Independent. Before becoming a solicitor, Mr. Grogan studied law at UCD.
About his citizen and Ethnic group
Richard Grogan holds an Ireland Citizen and belongs to the white race.