About

Who We Are

Legal.ie is a service provided by the Litigation Department at O’Dowd Solicitors.

O’Dowd Solicitors has practiced from its office in Glanmire, Cork for over 10 years and in that period has developed an enviable reputation for providing strong legal representation when it is needed most.

Legal.ie brings together the best elements of a traditional Law Firm and an modern service business. We are approachable and easy to talk to, but back our service up with traditional values and obsessive attention to detail.

Our Team

A team of specialist personal injury solicitors who can help you to make a claim for an injury or accident.

Mícheál O Dowd

Principal BCL LLM

Mícheál O Dowd graduated from UCC with a BCL in 2004 and LLM in 2006. Before becoming a solicitor Mícheál worked extensively in the area of IT Law for University College Cork. During this time he developed legal websites such as www.legalperiodicals.org and www.irlii.org. Previous to qualifying as a solicitor Mícheál worked for the Electronic Privacy Information Centre in Washington DC and for the Irish Council for Civil Liberties as a consultant on privacy and human rights matters.

Mícheál has a first class honours masters degree in Data Protection Law, and regularly lectures Data Protection and Cybercrime in University College Cork to undergraduate and postgraduate students. He advises a large number of public bodies and private organisations on how to implement the GDPR.

As well as working on Privacy and Data Protection matters, Mícheál advises on Conveyancing, Litigation and Family Law. He is also a Registered Trademark Agent. When is not in the office Mícheál will be found working on his farm in East Cork.

Tel: 021 4824426 / micheal@odowd.ie

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Agricultural

  • Commercial

  • Conveyancing

  • Family

  • IT & IP

  • Personal Injury

  • Probate & Estates

  • Probate & Wills

Deirdre Costello

BA LLB Solicitor

Deirdre Costello joined the firm in 2014. She is an experienced litigator having worked previously as an associate solicitor for leading law firms in Dublin and Limerick. She holds a Diploma in Family Law and a Certificate in Commercial Contracts from the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland.

Deirdre’s particular area of interest is personal injury litigation where she brings ten years of experience of working on complex and high value claims. Deirdre also advises on Commercial contracts and agreements. Deirdre particularly prides herself in her attention to detail and in bringing cases to trial in businesslike and proactive manner.

Tel: 021 4824426 / deirdre@odowd.ie

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Commercial

  • Family

  • Personal Injury

  • Probate & Estates

  • Probate & Wills

David O’Connor

BCL Solicitor

David O’Connor graduated from University College Cork with a BCL in 1983. David qualified as a solicitor in 1987. David has worked as a solicitor in firms throughout the country including Tipperary, Kerry and Cork. Prior to joining O’Dowd Solicitors in 2019 David ran his own solicitor’s practice in Newmarket, Cork.

David specialises in Conveyancing, probate and wills and he has vast experience in same.

Tel: 021 4824426 / david@odowd.ie

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Conveyancing

  • Probate and Wills

Susan Fitzharris

Office Manager/Trainee Legal Executive

Prior to joining O’Dowd Solicitors in March 2018, Susan worked in retail management for a prestigious English Heritage company in the UK, gaining invaluable experience in communication, organisation and administration. Susan is currently undertaking her exams to qualify as a legal executive with IILEX.

Susan assists Mícheál O’Dowd within the Firm and is very knowledgeable in the areas of conveyancing, personal injury litigation, wills and family law.

Tel: 021 4824426 / sfitzharris@dowd.ie

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Conveyancing

  • Family

  • Legal Executive

  • Personal Injury

  • Litigation

  • Probate & Wills

Linda McCarthy

Receptionist / Secretary

Prior to joining O’Dowd Solicitors in 2019 Linda worked for a number of years as an administrator in SME Companies.

In these roles she gained invaluable experience in Communication, Administration, and Customer Service.

Linda prides herself on the quality of her work and always ensures it is carried out to the highest of standards.

Tel: 021 4824426 / lmccarthy@odowd.ie

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Conveyancing

  • Mortgage Switches

  • Mortgage Top-Ups

Kevin Cahill

Legal Secretary

Before joining O’Dowd Solicitors in November 2019, Kevin worked in the Courts Service for 23 years gaining experience in the Civil, Criminal and Family Law Sections.

In the past 3 years, Kevin worked as a Court Registrar primarily in the Family Law District Court.

Tel: 021 4824426 / kcahill@odowd.ie

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Litigation

  • Family Law

  • Conveyancing

Our Promise

We promise to provide you with top quality legal services. Here is what you will get different with Legal.ie compared to a traditional law firm:

We will provide consistent clear and comprehensive communication. We will not burden you with legalese or arcane language, but we will keep you in the loop every step of the way.

There will be no hidden surprises, you will only be billed what was agreed at the outset, you will know exactly what you are getting from your claim and you will know what is happening each step of the way.

Flexible and Friendly. We can meet you at convenient times and places. We have options for teleconferencing and videoconferencing when necessary and appropriate.

We talk to you, not down to you. We maintain that it is unwise to take on the might of an insurance company on your own and without professional guidance, however we believe in doing this in partnership with you the client, and not excluding you from the process.

Who We Are

Like a traditional law firm you will get the following:

  1. Access to the best Solicitors and Barristers
  2. Representation from Solicitors who are registered with the Law Society of Ireland and who hold Professional Indemnity Insurance for at least €1.5m
  3. Confidentiality and discretion every step of the way.

If you choose Legal.ie you will be assigned a named case manager who will be on hand at all times to take your call. You will also be assured that a solicitor will be on hand to take your call or call you back within one working day and you will never need to wait longer than one week for an appointment to see a solicitor.

Tell Us About Your Claim!

We are here to listen and help!

  • 021 4824426