Rossa McMahon

Rossa primarily practices in litigation and dispute resolution. He advises both personal and business/non-profit clients in relation to disputes and compliance matters. He also advises members of regulated professions and in particularly acts for a number of professionals under their disciplinary codes. Rossa has advised a number of credit unions in relation to contractual relationships with IT suppliers, data protection and online banking services.

Rossa holds a first class honours masters (LLM) from University College Cork and was awarded a scholarship for his research on the emerging field of online dispute resolution. He trained as a solicitor with Mason Hayes & Curran and subsequently worked in the IP & Technology team of A&L Goodbody. While there, he advised multi-nationals, large Irish businesses and State agencies on intellectual property issues, IT contracts and data protection. He joined PG McMahon in 2009 and is the son of our founder, Garry McMahon.

Rossa is a Notary Public, European Trade Mark and Designs Attorney and Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He has written the legal blog A Clatter of the Law since 2009.

Sample experience

  • Acting in DePuy hip replacement recall proceedings.
  • Representing pharmacists in proceedings taken by the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland at District Court and High Court level.
  • Defending a pharmacist before the first health committee inquiry to take place under the Pharmacy Act 2007.
  • Representing solicitors in disciplinary proceedings before the Law Society.
  • Defending road haulage operators in prosecutions by GardaĆ­ and the Road Safety Authority.
  • Advising an entrepreneur on involvement with an educational non-profit company.
  • Making requests under the Freedom of Information Acts and appealing decisions to the Information Commissioner.
  • Advising charities on fundraising activities and compliance.
  • Advising individuals on the unauthorised publication of sensitive personal information online.
  • Advising businesses on data protection, including defending complaints made to the Data Protection Commissioner.