Solicitors

Ruth Prendeville - Solicitor

Ruth is a solicitor in the Commercial & Business team at Hayes solicitors.  She advises on an array of commercial and regulatory matters, including in the areas of privacy and data protection, intellectual property, terms and conditions of purchase and sale, advertising and promotions and commercial contracts.  Her clients include those from key business industries including media and entertainment, advertising, motor, food, accountancy, manufacturing and business networking.

Ruth also frequently acts on behalf of clients in commercial litigation and dispute resolution matters.  Her experience includes advising financial institutions, private equity funds, companies and individuals in a variety of matters including contract law disputes, enforcement and recovery actions and general litigation cases.  Ruth also has considerable experience in advising clients through alternative dispute resolution processes such as mediation and arbitration, including international arbitration.

Expertise

Ruth is a solicitor in the Commercial & Business team at Hayes solicitors.  She advises on an array of commercial and regulatory matters, including in the areas of privacy and data protection, intellectual property, terms and conditions of purchase and sale, advertising and promotions and commercial contracts.  Her clients include those from key business industries including media and entertainment, advertising, motor, food, accountancy, manufacturing and business networking.

Ruth also frequently acts on behalf of clients in commercial litigation and dispute resolution matters.  Her experience includes advising financial institutions, private equity funds, companies and individuals in a variety of matters including contract law disputes, enforcement and recovery actions and general litigation cases.  Ruth also has considerable experience in advising clients through alternative dispute resolution processes such as mediation and arbitration, including international arbitration.

Experience

  • Assisting clients in the preparation and drafting of policies and procedures required to secure compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation and ancillary legislation, including privacy policies, data processing agreements, data protection impact assessments, cookie policies, personal data retention arrangements and security measures.
  • Advising on contentious data protection matters, such as data access requests, breach notification decisions and matters involving engagement with the Data Protection Commission.
  • Drafting and negotiating framework and ancillary commercial agreements.
  • Advising on legal issues arising in the development of new technologies.
  • Advising on the protection of intellectual property rights.
  • Civil litigation mainly in the High Court, Commercial Court and Court of Appeal – Advising on high value commercial claims covering a range of commercial and regulatory issues.
  • Enforcement disputes - Representing financial institutions and private equity funds in connection with a variety of enforcement disputes.

Qualifications/Education

  • Bachelor in Civil Law degree, University College Cork
  • Master in Laws, University College Cork
  • Professional qualification as a Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland, 2014
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales, 2017
  • Diploma in Insurance Law, Law Society of Ireland, 2017
  • Certificate in Data Protection Practice, Law Society of Ireland, 2019

Memberships

  • Member of the Law Society of Ireland
  • Member of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association and former co-chairperson of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association Younger Members’ Committee
  • Member of the Irish Society of Insolvency Practitioners