Patrick Rooney has been practising as a barrister at the Bar of Ireland since 2012 and has a wide range of experience in civil practice, including general tort, contract law, and regulatory law. Patrick has also been advising in relation to data protection matters in litigation. Having recently completed a course in Data Protection Practice with the Law Society of Ireland, Patrick has studied the incoming GDPR in detail and stays up to date with all of the developments before it comes into force in May 2018.

Patrick is a graduate of UCD, with an BA in Politics and Philosophy in 2004, and a First Class Honours MA in Philosophy. He obtained an MSc in Global Politics from the LSE in 2007 and worked for a period in accounting before returning to study and obtaining the King’s Inns Diploma in Legal Studies in 2011 where he won the Timothy Sullivan Prize for the highest grade in Evidence.

Patrick is an experienced educator having taught in UCD for a number of years and lectured with City Colleges for the last number of years in the Law of Evidence King’s Inns entrance exams preparatory course.

In 2017 he was called to the Bar of England and Wales and is a member of the Honourable Society of Middle Temple.