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
Are Loot Boxes Gambling? The War over Loot Boxes Continues – Australia Joins the Battlefield
23 July 2018
The Australian Senate has joined the international battlefield over whether “loot boxes” in video games constitutes gambling.
On 28 June 2018, following a motion proposed by Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John, the Australian Senate agreed to refer an inquiry into the use of loot boxes in video games to the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee (the Senate Committee).
Google search for defamation: High Court says plaintiffs can sue
20 July 2018
The High Court has paved the way for an individual to sue Google for allegedly defaming him in a series of search results and auto-complete phrases.
The end of lottery betting in Australia: Australian Federal Parliament decides
11 July 2018
On 28 June 2018, Australian Federal Parliament passed the Interactive Gambling (Lottery Betting) Act 2018 (Cth) (Lottery Betting Act), prohibiting lottery betting in Australia.