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


Myra Brosnan –  Solicitor BCorp LLB

Myra joined O’Dowd Solicitors as an Assistant Solicitor in March 2019. Myra holds a Corporate Law Degree from National University of Ireland Galway and completed a Post Graduate Law Degree with University College Cork. Her areas of speciality are Residential and Commercial Conveyancing, Landlord and Tenant Law and Probate and Administration of Estates, Wills, Trusts, and Estate (Tax Planning).

Contact

Tel: 021 4824426
mbrosnan@odowd.ie

Area of practice

Conveyancing, Probate & Estates, Probate & Wills, Trusts

 

 


Susan Fitzharris – Legal Secretary

Prior to joining O’Dowd Solicitors in March 2018, Susan worked in retail management for a prestigious English Heritage company in the UK, gaining invaluable experience in communication, organisation and administration.

Susan 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
sfitzharris@dowd.ie

Area of practice

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

 

 


Carla Brown – Legal Assistant

Carla received a Masters Degree in MSc International Management and Global Business from University of Limerick in 2014 and worked in a management role for a dynamic SME until joining our team in January 2019. During this time she also worked on a voluntary basis in a General Practice Solicitors, to gain experience in the legal sector. She is currently sitting the Law Society of Ireland entrance examinations.

Contact

Tel: 021 4824426
cbrown@dowd.ie

Area of practice

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