Partner, Cork Office
Ricky is a Partner, practising as part of the firm’s Dispute Resolution team. His core areas of practice are Dispute Resolution, Cyber and Data Protection, and Insolvency related litigation. Ricky has broad experience advising a range of foreign, national, multi-national and institutional clients in complex and high value cases in the Corporate, Debt Recovery, Insolvency and Restructuring, Insurance and Professional Risk, and Construction sectors.
Ricky co-leads RDJ’s Cyber and Data Protection Group. His experience includes the provision of advice and compliance training to a range of private and public organisations in relation to their implementation and compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Act 2018, and the provision of advices in relation to regulatory authority investigations.
Ricky leads RDJ’s Security Incident Response Group and has broad experience in the investigation, management and mitigation of cyber security incidents and personal data breaches including the engagement of independent forensic IT consultants, the preparation of security incident reports, notifications to the Data Protection Commission, Data Controllers and Data Subjects, and management of subsequenttory authority investigations.
University College Cork (BCL) (LLM) (Master’s Degree in law)
Waterford Institute of Technology (Higher Diploma in Legal and Business)
Law Society of Ireland (Diploma in Corporate Law and Governance)
PDP - Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection
BSI Group – Computer Forensics
Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland.
Admitted in England & Wales (non-practising)
Certified Data Protection Practitioner
showed total dedication and knowledge of the court system, judges and the best legal approach.– The Legal 500
a brilliant legal mind. He has been compassionate, understanding and patient with us, and has always been available at the other end of the phone with sound, sensible advice.– The Legal 500
Ricky Kelly’s expertise is brilliant, his mind is very sharp and accurate, and yet he still has a very down to earth approach and personal way about him– The LEGAL 500
Rebalancing responsibility between the occupier and visitor – Proposed Amendments Occupiers’ Liability Act 1995
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The Data Protection Commission’s Annual Report for 2021
The Data Protection Commission (“DPC”) recently published its 2021 Annual Report (the “Report”), marking the end of the third full calendar year of the General Data Protection...
Intellectual Property Rights and Artificial Intelligence: The Printing Revolution meets Industry 4.0
We live in a world where technology enjoys exponential growth and limitless developments.
Beechbrook Capital provide follow-on capital to the BHSL Group to facilitate growth
RDJ advised Beechbrook Capital on the provision of follow-on capital to the BHSL Group to facilitate their continued growth following the acquisition of Glan Agua Ltd.
Wayleadr Raises $4 Million in global expansion
Irish founded Wayleadr, which is developing tools for "last-mile automation" for commuters, has raised $4 million (€3.7 million) in a new funding round.
Levelling The Defamation Playing Field
Government moves closer to amending The Defamation Act 2009