My experience, gained through advising on intellectual property and privacy issues in Australia and Ireland, has provided me with a comprehensive understanding of the commercial needs of my clients in a range of jurisdictions and particularly cross border matters.
I advise clients on all aspects of intellectual property, from brand protection to enforcement as well as on privacy, technology and Australian Consumer Law issues.
I act for clients in a range of industries such as food and beverage, health, media, financial services and technology, from start ups to ASX listed companies and multinationals.
I partner with my clients to ensure that they can identify and secure their intellectual property rights and to protect their intellectual property rights from infringement.
Privacy is becoming increasingly important for businesses in all sectors. I advise on privacy compliance issues as well as data breach notifications.
Prior to joining Addisons in October 2017, I worked at Henry Davis York for almost 10 years and before that, in leading commercial law firms in Ireland for 8 years.
BBLS – University College Dublin
LLM (Commercial Law) - University College Dublin
Qualified Irish Trade Mark Agent and European Trade Mark & Design Attorney
Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland and in New South Wales
Rising Star Intellectual Property 2016 and 2017 Doyles Guide to the Australian Legal Profession
Recommended for Intellectual Property – Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018, 2015 and 2014
Committee member, Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)
Member, International Trade Mark Association (INTA)
Member, the Copyright Society of Australia
Member, the Law Society of Ireland and the Law Society of New South Wales
Committee member, Ireland Funds Australia , Young Leaders
Advised in relation to the redevelopment of the Eastwood Shopping Centre including advising on the clause 4.6 objection and the letter of offer and Voluntary Planning Agreement.
Advised Dexus on its retail podium redevelopment at Gateway, Circular Quay. Penny’s role included advising on the heritage floor space controls, securing heritage floor space transfers, obtaining access to Council’s land for construction purposes and negotiating a voluntary planning agreement with Council.
Penny is advising Mirvac on its redevelopment of the ground plane and podium for 275 Kent Street, Sydney. This site has complicated titling and planning approvals and required a VPA and agreements with RMS in relation to the Western Distributor.