Donal Hamilton | Start Strong Team

Donal is an employment lawyer with a passion for start-ups and new business. He mentors emerging businesses in Dublin’s incubators and relishes the uncertainty that comes with them.

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Tell us a little bit about your career to date?

I took a fairly traditional route into law, studying it in UCD and in the Law Society of Ireland. I decided to specialise in employment law as I love working with people – that’s probably why I enjoy working with start-up founders so much. When I’m not working with start-ups, I tend to focus on business, confidentiality, and IP protection issues involving employees.

'I decided to specialise in employment law as I love working with people – that’s probably why I enjoy working with start-up founders so much. '

What attracts you to the start-up world?

I’ve always been fascinated with new business and the constant changing that comes with making businesses work.

What do you enjoy about working with start-ups?

The enthusiasm, the excitement and the commitment. Every founder I speak to is 100% ‘all in’ on their idea and our job is to help them on their journey to success, and to avoid making too many mistakes.

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