Deirdre Crowley is the founder of Crowley Solicitors and is the Head of the Privacy and Employment Law Group of Crowley Solicitors.
Deirdre has established a national reputation as a leading expert and specialist in Privacy and Data Protection and Employment Law. Deirdre is regularly published by Legal Island in the area of privacy and employment law. She is a keynote speaker at the annual Legal Island updates. Deirdre is also frequently invited by the Law Society of Ireland, University College Cork as well as various professional organisations to speak on the topics of privacy law and employment law. Deirdre is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and is on track to become ISO 17024:2012 accredited privacy practitioner.
Deirdre has a stellar track record on advising on complex data protection and employment law matters, having recently advised on an urgent basis in identification of data breach scenarios as well as on data protection inspections, audits and investigation scenarios.
Deirdre also provides daily strategic and proactive advice to organisations in respect of Data Protection and Privacy, GDPR compliance and employment law and HR matters such as investigations, disciplinaries, appeal processes as well as fact specific queries in relation to conduct and performance matters, absence management.
Described as a “talented and versatile advisor” (Operations Manager, Irish Energy Company), Deirdre applies her comprehensive experience to maximise every client’s position within their particular situation.
Deirdre regularly deals with the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner and appears before the Workplace Relations Commission, the Labour Court, the Civil Courts on a frequent basis.