Team

Team 2018-06-27T12:09:24+00:00

Mícheál O Dowd – Principal BCL LLM

Mícheál O Dowd graduated from UCC with a BCL in 2004 and LLM in 2006. Before becoming a solicitor Mícheál worked extensively in the area of IT Law for University College Cork. During this time he developed legal websites such as www.legalperiodicals.org and www.irlii.org. Previous to qualifying as a solicitor Mícheál worked for the Electronic Privacy Information Centre in Washington DC and for the Irish Council for Civil Liberties as a consultant on privacy and human rights matters.

As well as working in the areas of Conveyancing, Litigation and Family Law, Mícheál has extensive experience in Data Protection, Information Technology Law and Intellectual Property. He is also a Registered Trademark Agent.

Mícheál has a first class honours masters degree in Data Protection Law, and regularly lectures Data Protection and Cybercrime in University College Cork to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Outside of work Mícheál is a classic car enthusiast, farmer and keen cyclist.

Published Works

“Data Protection and Direct Marketing” (2004) Cork Online Law Review XIV

Ireland Country Report in: Electronic Privacy Information Center and Privacy International, Privacy and Human Rights 2004, (Washington DC: 2004)

Ireland Country Report in: Electronic Privacy Information Center and Privacy International, Privacy and Human Rights 2005, (Washington DC: 2005)

“Access to Irish Caselaw via IRLII”, (2006) Internet Newsletter for Lawyers, November/December (with Dr. John Mee)

Cyber Law, International Encyclopaedia of Laws, Kluwer Law International, With Prof. Maeve McDonagh, 2015

Contact

Tel: 021 4824426
micheal@odowd.ie

Area of practice

Agricultural, Commercial, Conveyancing, Family, IT & IP, Personal Injury, Probate & Estates, Probate & Wills


Deirdre Costello – BA LLB Solicitor

Deirdre Costello is an experienced litigator having worked previously as an associate solicitor for leading law firms in Dublin and Limerick. She holds a Diploma in Family Law and a Certificate in Commercial Contracts from the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland.

Deirdre’s particular area of interest is personal injury litigation where she brings ten years of experience of working on complex and high value claims. Deirdre also advises on Commercial contracts and agreements.

Deirdre particularly prides herself in her attention to detail and in bringing cases to trial in businesslike and proactive manner.

Contact

Tel: 021 4824426
deirdre@odowd.ie

Area of practice

Commercial, Family, Personal Injury, Probate & Estates, Probate & Wills


David Foy

David graduated from the University of Limerick with a Bachelors Degree in Law (2013) and a first class Masters Degree in Commercial Law (2015). His primary academic focus is intellectual property law, and specifically patents in the pharmaceutical industry.

Prior to joining O’Dowd Solicitors in 2016, David worked in general practice where he gained invaluable experience in personal injury litigation. He now predominantly specialises in employment law and civil litigation, but also has extensive knowledge in the area of data protection law.

David’s approach is to work collaboratively and openly with clients in order to allow them to make informed decisions.

Contact

Tel: 021 4824426
dfoy@odowd.ie

Area of practice

Conveyancing, Employment, IT & IP, Legal Executive, Personal Injury, Probate & Wills


Colm Collins

Colm graduated from Griffith College in 2017 with a Bachelor’s in Irish Law. Colm’s academic specialty was in the area of Constitutional Law, specifically the rights and responsibilities of Executive Government.

Prior to joining O’Dowd Solicitors, Colm worked in a well known firm in Dublin as a Legal Executive where he gained vast, hands-on experience in litigation, conveyancing and family law. Colm assists Mícheál O’Dowd within the Firm and is very knowledgeable in the areas of conveyancing, personal injury litigation, wills and family law.

Contact

Tel: 021 4824426
ccollins@@dowd.ie

Area of practice

Conveyancing, Family, Legal Executive, Personal Injury, Probate & Wills