Wide ranging High Court and Appellate practice, County Court work and Coroners’ Inquests.
Outside interests include rugby, sailing and fishing.
1989; 2:1 Jurisprudence, Oxford University
1991; Called to Bar of England & Wales
1991; Astbury Scholar, Middle Temple, London
1993; Called to Bar of Northern Ireland
More notable cases (to judgment) include:
Magill, Mary Bernadette v Ulster Independent Clinic & others; in re Magill, Brian (deceased)  NICA 33;  NIJB 1; medical negligence action; liver surgery.
Forty-seven consecutive days in High Court where I represented two consultants through action and Plaintiff’s appeal.
Odyssey Cinemas Limited v Village Theatres Three Limited & another  NICh 1 , and on appeal, Odyssey Cinemas Limited v Village Theatres Three Limited & another  NICA 25; 2011 NIJB 67; valuable commercial lease; misrepresentation; fraud allegation; landlord & tenant law.
Causby, Harry v Seagoe Technologies Limited  NIQB 24; employer’s liability.
Leading Northern Ireland decision on manual handling law. I acted for the successful plaintiff.
Lennon, Charles Richard Alan v MS (NI) Limited & others  NICh 2; company law action; minority shareholder’s petition; injunction; discovery issues; Hoffmann Offer; issues surrounding expert valuation of shareholding; adjustment of value in lieu of interest.
Selfridge, John v Northern Health and Social Care Trust  NIQB 103, and Selfridge, John v Northern Health and Social Services Trust  NIQB 134; medical negligence action; causation issue; expert evidence; costs issues.