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23rd Nov 2022

Employment lawyer and TikTok sensation Richard Grogan has passed away

Hugh Carr

Richard Grogan

Tragic news.

Ireland’s most famous employment lawyer, Richard Grogan, has sadly passed away. The news was confirmed by Lawyers Against Homelessness on Wednesday (23 November).

“Remembering our esteemed and most generous colleague Richard Grogan who gave selflessly of his time, talent and genius to the homeless. Rest in peace Richard,” the group wrote.

Grogan attended Blackrock College, before attending UCD to study Law, where he obtained an Honours BCL. He qualified as a solicitor in 1979, and went on to set up his own firm in Dublin, Richard Grogan and & Associates.

In 2021, Grogan set up a TikTok account, where he shared employment law tips and answered questions from viewers.

The videos quickly exploded in popularity, amassing nearly 300,000 followers on TikTok, and over two million likes.

Viewers loved Grogan’s no-nonsense approach to questions surrounding employment law, finishing each of his videos with his signature, “Now that’s the law, and that’s a fact!”

In an interview with JOE last December, Grogan said he was “surprised” at the speed at which the TikTok account grew.

“I think it’s probably the content we’re giving, you know, real information about employment law and injury matters,” Richard said.

“So it’s one of those matters that I think people find it difficult to get information. I think that’s why it has taken off.”

The final video posted to his TikTok account was to announce he had won Lawyer of the Year at the 2022 Irish Law Awards.

@richardgrogansolicitors #irishhairandbeautyawards2022 #lawyeroftheyear2022 #thatsthelawandthatsafact ♬ original sound – richardgrogansolicitors

Grogan regularly made television and radio appearances in the past year, discussing employment law on RTÉ, Virgin Media, and local stations around the country such as Cork 96FM and KFM.

Irish TikTok fans will be sure to miss seeing Grogan appear on For You Pages, answering questions and supporting workers’ rights.

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