Privacy Policy

Dobbyn and McCoy Building

Privacy Notice / Statement



Dobbyn & McCoy Solicitors are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We wish to be transparent on how we process your data and show you that we are accountable with the GDPR in relation to not only processing your data but ensuring you understand your rights as a client. It is the intention of this privacy statement to explain to you the information practices of the Company in relation to the information we collect about you.

For the purposes of the GDPR the data controller is:

  • Dobbyn & McCoy Solicitors
  • Contact details: 4-5 Colbeck Street, Waterford and 2 Main Street, Tramore, Co. Waterford. Telephone: 051-384727. Email:
  • When we refer to “we” or “the company” it is Dobbyn & McCoy

Please read this Statement carefully as this sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.


Who are we?

Dobbyn & McCoy Solicitors (“the Company”) is a Partnership trading at 4-5 Colbeck Street, Waterford and 2 Main Street, Tramore, Co. Waterford, 051-874087. We provide a wide range of legal services.

Our GDPR Owner and data protection representatives can be contacted directly here at or 051/874087.


Collection of data

The majority of the data we receive about you comes from information you have provided to us. From time to time we obtain other personal data from other parties or sources.


Purposes for processing your data

Your data is process by us in order for us to process the instructions you have given us. We mainly use your data to manage and progress your instructions.


Why we are processing your data? Our legal basis.

The legal bases we rely on for using your personal data for the above purposes in the majority of circumstances are where:

  • The processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject to.
  • The processing is necessary for the purposes of the proper running and progressing of your instructions to us.

We are committed to ensuring that the information that we obtain and use is appropriate for this purpose and does not constitute an invasion of your privacy.


How will the Company use the personal data it collects about me?

Dobbyn & McCoy Solicitors will process (collect, store and use) the information you provide in a manner compatible with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We will endeavour to keep your information accurate and up to date and not keep it for longer that is necessary.


Special Categories of personal data

If for some reason we collect any special categories of personal data (e.g. health, religious beliefs, racial, ethnic origin – financial information is not classified as special categories of personal data) we will obtain your explicit consent.


Who are we sharing your data with?

We may pass your personal data on to a third-party service providers contracted to Dobbyn & McCoy Solicitors in the course of dealing with you. Any third parties that we may share your data with are obliged to keep your details securely, and to use them only to fulfil the service they provide on your behalf. When they no longer need your data to fulfil this service, they will dispose of the details in line with GDPR procedures. If we wish to pass your sensitive personal data onto a third party we will only do so once we have obtained your explicit consent, unless we are legally required to do otherwise.

The third parties that we may share your personal data with include:

  • Government Bodies.
  • Financial Institutions.
  • Solicitors.
  • Other parties we may be in contact with to process your instructions.

If we transfer personal data to a third party or outside the EU we as the data controller will ensure that the recipient (processor or another controller) has provided the appropriate safeguards and on condition that enforceable data subject rights and effective legal remedies for you the data subject are available.


Data Subject Rights:

Dobbyn & McCoy Solicitors facilitates you and your rights in line with our Data Protection Policy and the Subject Access Request procedure. This is available on request.


Your rights as a data subject

At any point while we are in possession of or processing your personal data, you, the data subject, have the following rights:

  • Right of access – you have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you.
  • Right of rectification – you have a right to correct data that we hold about you that is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • Right to be forgotten – in certain circumstances you can ask for the data we hold about you to be erased from our records.
  • Right to restriction of processing – where certain conditions apply to have a right to restrict the processing.
  • Right of portability – you have the right to have the data we hold about you transferred to another organisation.
  • Right to object – you have the right to object to certain types of processing such as direct marketing.
  • Right to object to automated processing, including profiling – you also have the right to be subject to the legal effects of automated processing or profiling.
  • Right to judicial review – in the event that Dobbyn & McCoy refuses your request under rights of access, we will provide you with a reason as to why.

All of the above requests will be forwarded on should there be any third party involved as we have indicated in the processing of your personal data.

Additional information we are providing you with to ensure we are transparent and fair with our processing


Retention of your personal data

Data will not be held for longer than is necessary for the purpose(s) for which they were obtained. Dobbyn & McCoy Solicitors will process personal data in accordance with our retention schedule. This retention schedule has been governed by our regulatory body The Law Society of Ireland.



In the event that you wish to make a complaint about how your personal data is being processed by the Company or how your complaint has been handled, you have the right to lodge a complaint directly with the supervisory authority and Dobbyn & McCoy Solicitors’ data protection representatives.


Failure to provide further information

If we are collecting your data for a contract and you are unable to provide this data the consequences of this could mean that your contract cannot be completed or details are incorrect.


Additional Processing

If we intend to further process your personal data for a purpose other than for which the data was collected, we will provide this information prior to processing this data.


Contact us

Your privacy is important to us. If you have any comments or questions regarding this statement, please contact us on 051-874087 or


Privacy policy statement changes

The Company may change this privacy policy from time to time. When such a change is made, we will post a revised version online. Changes will be effective from the point at which they are posted. It is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically so you are aware of any changes. By using our services you agree to this privacy policy.


Consent to Contact

By using our services you agree to this privacy policy. At Dobbyn & McCoy Solicitors we take your data protection seriously and will only use your data as discussed with you in our Privacy Statement.