Elizabeth Fitzgerald practices in technology, commercial and consumer law. She works with multinational and Irish technology companies to bring new products to market, to identify potential regulatory issues and review legal considerations of the internet services of the future.
Her work includes providing Irish law advice for multi-jurisdictional product and service launches. The projects often require a synthesis of digital media, technology products, electronic contracts, e-commerce, consumer and privacy law. She is particularly interested in the changing nature of legal services and how to improve the practice of law.
Her writing includes articles published in The Irish Times such as ‘The Rise of the Machines’, a review of Richard and Daniel Susskind’s book ‘The Future of the Professions’. She has also written on the topic of the changes in the legal profession prior to commencement of the Legal Services Regulation Act. She spoke on the topic of “Ethics and Technology in Law Practice” at the Digital Rights Europe Conference, highlighting the importance for lawyers to increase technology understanding to secure client information.
She has collaborated with the Business Law Committee of the Law Society of Ireland to create practice notes for solicitors on the Companies Act 2014 for the benefit of the profession. These are available in The Law Society of Ireland’s Gazette and at lawsociety.ie. Elizabeth is a member of the Technology Law Committee of the Law Society of Ireland.