Team

Fred LogueSandra ConwayNiall RooneyTJ McIntyre

Fred is the principal of the firm, specialising in technology, intellectual property, information law and commercial law. Unusually for an Irish lawyer Fred has a science background and worked as an engineer before becoming a solicitor. Fred has extensive experience and expertise in licensing and exploitation of software and technology. He specialises in advising clients on strategy, contracts, transactions and disputes in business sectors where technology plays a key role, as well as online and digital markets. His clients include software companies, media organisations, NGOs and public authorities. Fred is also a leading information lawyer, advising on FOI, access to environmental information, data protection and privacy. Fred has acted in major information law cases before public authorities, administrative decision makers, Irish Courts, European institutions, and the United Nations.

Qualifications

  • BSc, University College Dublin
  • PhD, Trinity College Dublin
  • Chartered Physicist
  • Diploma in Arbitration Law, University College Dublin
  • Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland
Memberships

  • iTechLaw
  • Institute of Physics
  • Policy Advisory Committee, IE Domain Registry

Sandra is an associate in the firm with expertise in public, administrative, regulatory and information law matters. Her work in the firm includes legal research, monitoring and drafting briefings on key topics, and supporting the firm and clients on special projects. Sandra is a qualified barrister (non-practising) and has worked primarily in research and advocacy roles in public and non-profit organisations in Ireland and overseas. She also has direct experience of the Irish startup community, having founded an e-commerce platform in the consumer sector.

Qualifications

  • BA, University College Dublin
  • E.MA, European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation
  • Barrister-at-law, Honorable Society of Kings Inns
  • Adv Diploma in Corporate, White Collar and Regulatory Crime, Honorable Society of Kings Inns

Memberships

  • Irish Centre of European Law

Niall is an associate in the firm and specialises in data protection, privacy and information law. He advises companies and organisations on all aspects of data protection and privacy, including compliance audits, privacy notices, data protection policies, data protection impact assessments (DPIAs), data subject requests, data breaches, data processor contracts, direct marketing, and regulatory investigations. He has deep expertise and practical knowledge in these areas having previously worked as the Data Protection Officer for two multinational insurance companies. Niall also advises individual data subjects about exercising their privacy rights, including in relation to subject access requests, erasure requests and data breaches. Niall is a current member of the Law Society’s Intellectual Property and Data Protection Law Committee, and is an experienced conference speaker and in-house trainer.

Qualifications

  • LLB, Trinity College Dublin
  • Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland
  • Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO), Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland
  • Professional Certificate in Data Protection, University College Dublin
Memberships

  • Intellectual Property and Data Protection Law Committee, Law Society of Ireland
  • Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland (ACOI)
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • Information & Records Management Society (IRMS)

TJ is a consultant in the firm specialising in privacy, technology and digital law. TJ is a highly-regarded lawyer who brings considerable knowledge and experience to our practice. He has particular expertise in legal and regulatory issues relating to e-commerce, data protection, data security, surveillance and monitoring, cybercrime, online defamation and cyberbullying.

TJ has advised a broad range of public and private sector organisations, and is the current Chairman of Digital Rights Ireland, an advocacy group best known for its landmark victory before the European Court of Justice which found the Data Retention Directive to be invalid.

TJ is a lecturer in the UCD Sutherland School of Law, where he introduced the first Irish course on digital forensics and the law and also teaches modules on data protection and online regulation.

Qualifications

  • BCL, University College Dublin
  • LLM, University of London
  • PhD, University of Edinburgh
  • BL, Honorable Society of King’s Inns
  • Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland

Memberships

  • Member of the New York Bar