Why blog?

Evolving Technology

This website is my personal project to explore some of the most interesting areas of law and politics and critically analyse them in the context of today’s rapidly evolving technology that is disputing the status quo.

Digital Economy

The digital economy is based on computing and online technology. It is disrupting and changing changing our lives in many respects. I believe it holds huge potential for all businesses. But it also creates risks that I will investigate.

Law & Government

The law can never be static. My interest is examining how governments and legislators are trying to keep up with the way information and personal data is being shared and processed digitally across borders.

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What I do

Cutting edge

As a technology lawyer, my job is to help businesses contract for cutting edge technology, cloud and fintech solutions and gain an advantage over their competitors by using this technology to improve business agility, increase innovation and reduce costs.

Different take

My website is a different take on things. It allows me to share my knowledge and ideas in relation to new developments in the law and politics, how the law can adapt to address new technology and what this changing landscape means for businesses, governments and users.

Multi-jurisdictional experience

The world is getting smaller as we become more connected with smart phones, social media and super-fast broadband.  I bring my international legal experience and a global perspective when advising clients doing business in this hyper-connected world.

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About me

Thank you for visiting my website. I work in the Technology law team at a leading European law firm. I am recognised as a thought leader in the technology sector, with a particular focus on the areas of software, cloud computing, data protection and fintech.

A regular conference speaker, I’ve appeared on the stage at major industry events in the U.K., Europe and the U.S. Recent topics I have presented include GDPR for fintech businesses, the game-changing nature of blockchain, and the impact of Brexit on Irish technology companies. I am also a regular guest lecturer in technology and fintech law.

Frequently, I am asked to author articles and provide expert commentary with my work appearing in publications such as the Sunday Business Post, the Independent, Business Plus, Financier Worldwide, and many others.

A variety of organisations have hired me to coach them on negotiating and winning better positions in their technology and commercial contracts.

To find out how I can assist your business, or to book me for a speaking engagement, contact me today.

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Latest Articles

Fintech Brexit

Brexit: What it means for Fintech in Ireland and the UK

Financier Worldwide recently interviewed me about the potential effects Brexit will have on the UK’s fintech industry. You can read all of Richard Summerfield’s great article here. This story made me think. What about the effect Brexit will have on fintech the UK’s closest neighbour, the Republic of Ireland? With the two countries having so […]

Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality Repeal: the end of an open and free internet?

Net neutrality is all over the news. Those who follow my social media posts will understand that I believe net neutrality is one of the most important challenges facing the technology community since the invention of the internet. There are arguments on both sides. Proponents of net neutrality argue that the concept facilitates a free […]

GDPR fintech

Focus On The New GDPR Fintech: Money Talks

Parts of this article were originally published as part of a GDPR Fintech piece in the Sunday Business Post on 30 April 2017 called “The Sting In The GDPR Tail”. You can subscribe to the Sunday Business Post here. Data Protection Changes Affecting Fintech The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into legal force from 25 May 2018. It replaces a lot of the current […]

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