Flor McCarthy is one of Ireland’s leading lawyers and a recognised expert in marketing.
He was chosen as Munster Solicitor of the Year at the Irish Law Awards 2018.
He has particular expertise and hands-on practical experience in privacy, data protection and GDPR issues for marketers.
He is the author of the award winning book The Solicitor’s Guide to Marketing which is the leading Irish text on data protection in legal marketing.
He is Certified by the Law Society of Ireland in Data Protection Practice and lectures lawyers on data protection practice and compliance. He is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional and member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Flor completed his Masters degree in law at University College Dublin.
He has been a qualified solicitor in private practice for over 20 years and has been elected by his peers to sit on the Council of the Law Society of Ireland, the governing body for Irish solicitors.
Flor is also admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales and he is a notary public for the County of Cork.
Outside of his own legal practice he is passionate about helping other solicitors grow successful businesses and provides a series of free email business development ideas for lawyers at 55IdeasForSolicitors.com.
He regularly publishes articles both in his areas of specialism as well as in topics of more general legal interest. He has published articles in the Irish Law Society Gazette, the Dublin Solicitor’s Bar Association’s Parchment and the Southern Star. He has been interviewed in the press and on radio and television.
Outside of work Flor is married to Mags and has five young kids. He spends most of his time shouting and being ignored. He loves gardening, growing nice things to eat, cooking them well and eating them in good company with plenty of wine. The rest of the time you’ll usually find him either reading or staring vacantly into space.