Dean Cunningham

A legal advisor you can trust

We believe collaboration should lead to smarter outcomes not higher fees.

First and foremost, I am an entrepreneur at heart and a lawyer by profession. This combination of expertise helps me see both sides of the proverbial coin. An entrepreneur’s eye for an opportunity combined with a lawyer’s ability to assess and manage the risk. That’s a rare combination of skills. I am also a confident and robust negotiator having spent many hours and days negotiating and settling large multi-million euro IT disputes on behalf of Dell Technologies.

My Story

I previously co-founded Blackrock Technologies, a consulting firm focused on assisting IT organisations to navigate complex software licensing audits and the associated enforcement of the software vendors’ intellectual property rights.

My company was subsequently acquired by a US Firm, AnglePoint Group Inc.

Cunningham Solicitors was a natural next step for me and represents a new and fresh approach to the practice of law, that is based on real-world business experience coupled with the legal acumen to deliver a truly best of breed legal service for my clients.

I know what I am talking about when it comes to setting up, scaling and successfully exiting a business and I know how challenging that is. Not many business lawyers can say that!

In my spare time, I love cycling my bike and enjoy the occasional round of golf!

Practice Areas

I cover the full spectrum of business law services all done with a sense of humor and a passion for making things happen.

I have over 10 years’ experience in the legal and technology sectors, with particular expertise in complex software licensing matters, having led the EMEA Software Licensing Compliance team for Dell Technologies.

If you would like to learn more about what Cunningham Solicitors can offer your business, feel free to reach out to us through our contact form below.


Commercial and Corporate Law
Information Technology Law
Intellectual Property Law
Trademark Law
Data Protection
Quest Software: Audit Defence Legal Support
The In-House Counsel Legal Plan
The Legal Hour


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