About

I’m Rossa McMahon, a solicitor working in Newcastle West, Co. Limerick. My work is general practice, covering all areas of law and especially litigation (court work), employment law, family law and business/regulatory issues. I previously worked as a corporate lawyer, specialising in intellectual property and technology. You can see more of my profile on LinkedIn. I am also a European Trade Mark and Design Attorney.

This blog covers a range of areas of legal interest including general practice and specialist areas of interest (such as privacy and IP law). It includes the occasional post about a random topic, usually something to do with West Limerick. My firm also publishes a blog here.

To find out where the title for this blog comes from, read this post.

Please read these notes about the blog and, in particular, about requesting legal advice or sending personal information through blog comments.

You can contact me by emailing rossa [at] pgmcmahon.com (replace [at] with @).

4 thoughts on “About

  1. Interesting site-like the post about the Supreme Court decision and legal aid. I think I will be relying on it in the not too distant future..

  2. Winning on a technicality does not warrant a judge or lawyer to say they earned their place in a judicial system:

    – take for example, a United States district court, creates a process of dismissal based on a potential request to “Proceed in Forma Pauperis,” prior to a Plaintiff filing their appeal notice. The higher court dockets the cause, the Plaintiff’s actions within the course of the case are sufficient i.e., he completes briefing with arguments and replies to the defendants issued properly — Then out of the blue, nine months later, the higher court decides the Plaintiff’s request to “Proceed in Forma Pauperis” was never ruled on and issued denial to proceed. By this time the Plaintiff has suffered additional financial hardship, therefore provides this proof to the court in his Motion for re-consideration — in response, the court reorders the request to “Proceed in Forma Pauper” denied and include the same judicial member of the Panel that waited nine months to issue decision.

    What would be the odds that if the Plaintiff paid the court fees, that the court would rule that his request was in good faith? What about if he didn’t pay the court cost — would he win his case?

    Did the court rule on law or just create a situation where no one could reasonably win?

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