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Ciara Geraghty, Associate

Ciara Geraghty


Practice areas

  • Commercial litigation
  • Intellectual property
  • Litigation and dispute management
  • Privacy, data protection and cybersecurity
  • Regulatory investigations and enforcement
  • Technology
  • Technology, Media and Telecoms

Practice notes

Ciara is an Associate in our Dispute Resolution and Litigation and Public and Administrative Law teams. She has significant experience acting for and advising statutory bodies in relation to public and administrative law. Ciara advises clients on all aspects of their statutory framework, including the extent of their statutory powers and functions, with a particular focus on minimising legal risks attaching to the exercise of these powers. She represents clients in all court jurisdictions regarding challenges against decisions made by them, including statutory appeals, judicial reviews and enforcement proceedings. She also advises these bodies on their statutory investigatory roles and powers and on administrative law principles such as adherence to fair procedures.

Ciara has experience in project managing large volume litigation, issuing proceedings in all court jurisdictions, requiring strategic and team management skills and in particular document management skills. She also has experience advising clients on a broad range of contentious data protection matters.

She comes recommended in “The Legal 500” under Information Technology for her work in data protection.

Ciara’s recent client experience includes:

  • Advising a statutory body in relation to the introduction of an administrative sanctions regime and providing on-going advices on the operation of the regime including important legal and constitutional issues associated with administrative sanctions.
  • Representing a client in a number of proceedings instituted by a former employee, who is a litigant in person. The various proceedings have been issued against a number of State bodies, including our client, Significantly, Ciara has issued a motion seeking Isaac Wunder relief to restrain this former employee from issuing, without prior leave of the President of the High Court, any further proceedings against her client. The reliefs sought will extend to an administrative body that is, the Workplace Relations Commissions meaning this is the first application of its kind in this jurisdiction.
  • Helping a number of long standing clients with Circuit Court proceedings and claims for damages under the Data Protection Act, 2018.