Deirdre is recognised as one of Ireland’s leading technology law, data privacy and commercial contracts specialists.

She is the Head of the Intellectual Property and Technology team at LK Shields Solicitors. With her team, she assists a broad range of clients with technology, content/data, outsourcing, ecommerce, data privacy, advertising and intellectual property matters.

Over many years practising in these areas Deirdre has developed an efficient, lean and commercial approach to her work in these ever-changing sectors. She keeps our clients’ business objectives always in focus when dealing with challenging and complex contracts and issues.

Deirdre has had articles published on her specialist areas in the national and international press and in specialist legal journals. She has participated in television and radio shows discussing topical issues.  She is frequently invited to give workshops and lectures to industry groups, clients and students.

Experience

  • Member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
  • Member of the Society for Computers and Law.
  • Chair of the Legal Working Group of the Irish Internet Association.
  • Member of the Technology Ireland Internet of Things Working Group.
  • Member of the Copyright Association of Ireland.
  • Member of the Irish Law Society's IP Law Committee.
  • Co-author of the chapter on Ireland for Trade Marks Trade Names and Unfair Competition World Law and Practice

Contact Deirdre

+ 353 1 638 5866
dkilroy@lkshields.ie

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Deirdre Kilroy's "speed of response and knowledge are excellent".

Chambers Europe 2017
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Recommended for Intellectual Property.

WIPR Leaders 2017
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Recommended for Trade marks.

Managing Intellectual Property - IP Stars 2017
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Deirdre Kilroy is a trademark maven with complementary expertise in data privacy, advertising and outsourcing.

World Trademark Review 2017
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Listed as an expert for Technology, Media and Telecommunications.

Expert Guides 2016
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Recognised as a WIPR Leader for Intellectual Property.

World IP Review 2016
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Recommended for Information Technology and Intellectual Property.

Chambers Europe 2016
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Recommended for Information Technology and Intellectual Property.

Legal 500 2016
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Recognised as a Leading Practitioner in Information Technology.

Who's Who Legal 2016
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Recognised as a Leading Lawyer.

IP Stars Handbook 2015
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Deirdre Kilroy "is easy to communicate with, open to ideas and deals with things in a commercial way", She is widely recommended for her "prompt and commercial advice, and understanding of the client".

Chambers Europe 2015
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Deirdre Kilroy is ‘proactive and pragmatic’ and ‘solution-focused’.

Legal 500 2015
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Deirdre Kilroy is always on top of developments in the trademark space, especially when it comes to life sciences and internet issues.

World Trademark Review 1000 2015
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Recognised as a Leading Practitioner in Technology, Media and Telecommunications.

Who's Who Legal 2015
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Deirdre Kilroy is praised by clients as very approachable. "She is flexible and creative in providing solutions to the queries we have".

Chambers Europe 2014
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“She wants to protect you as a client. She will make sure, from a negotiation point of view, that you're getting the best position. She is not afraid to stand up and fight for her clients' interests".

Chambers Europe 2014
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"Deirdre Kilroy delivers consistently solid, practical and appropriate advice".

Legal 500 2014
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"Group head Deirdre Kilroy is praised for her detailed expertise and business acumen".

Legal 500 2014
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"Deirdre Kilroy is a first-class professional".

Legal 500 2014
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“Technology Law Specialist Deirdre Kilroy is at the helm of the IP set".

WTR 1000 2014
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Deirdre Kilroy is listed in the area of Intellectual Property, IT and Telecommunications.

Legal Experts: Europe, Middle East & Africa 2013
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Recognised as a leading lawyer.

The International Who's Who of Information Technology Lawyers 2013
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"Deirdre Kilroy is regarded as an exceptionally fine lawyer".

Chambers Europe 2013
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"Deirdre Kilroy is highly knowledgeable and experienced in the area of IP".

Legal 500 2013
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"Practice head Deirdre Kilroy is impressive in an unassuming way".

Legal 500 2013
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Recognised as being among the top 1000 lawyers.

International Who's Who of Information Technology 2013
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Legal 500 2017

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Chambers Europe 2017

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A Guide To Registering Designs

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Brexit, Intellectual Property and an Irish Angle

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Issues for public sector bodies appointing a Data Protection Officer under the GDPR

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Investing in Ireland

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European Court clears the path for staggered renewals of trade marks

  • Admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales (Non-Practising)
    Law Society of England & Wales
    2010
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in Ireland
    Law Society of Ireland
    1999
  • Masters in Commercial Law (LL.M (Comm))
    University College Dublin
    1995
  • Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL (Hons))
    University College Dublin
    1994
  • Member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

  • Member of the Society for Computers and Law.

  • Chair of the Legal Working Group of the Irish Internet Association.

  • Member of the Copyright Association of Ireland.

  • Member of the Irish Law Society's IP Law Committee.

  • Member of the Irish Software Association's Irish Software Innovation Network's Steering Group.