Administrative Law or Judicial Review
Briefed to represent parties in contentious proceedings including Judicial Review, Insolvency, Personal Injury and OITFET (Employment & Discrimination) claims.
2001; 2.1 Law & Accounting, Queen’s University, Belfast
2002; Masters in Computer Science and Applications, Queen’s University, Belfast
2003; Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Certificate in Professional Legal Studies, Queen’s University, Belfast
2003 - Present Member of the Bar of Northern Ireland
2012 - Present; Government Legal Service Civil Panel
Appeal to UKSC regarding policing powers arising out of Flag Protests and associated Article 8 issues.
Case stated regarding District Judge’s powers to amend Criminal Charges.
Claim by former officer related to requirement to resign – involving Data Protection and cross-jurisidictional ECHR considerations.
Instructed for appellant (Ref decisions in the Industrial Tribunal) to Court of Appeal regarding who is to be considered a Director of a company.
Judicial Review regarding police powers to video record a minor whilst undertaking the search of a home. Article 8 ECHR & EU Law provisions engaged.
Judicial Review of District Judge’s decision to dismiss criminal charges rather than adjourn.
UKBF Immigration decisions challenged in a Judicial Review considering issues including Section 94(3) of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act certification
Family Planning cases arising from applicants of Chinese origin and issues arising from S.55 ‘Best Interests of the Child’ considerations.
Committal proceedings arising from alleged contempt of a court order.
Instructed for Respondent in application relating to deportation decisions and ECHR issues.
Judicial Review related to PPS prosecution decisions.
Instructed for respondent in Judicial Review relating to Immigration matters.
Instructed for defendant in Personal Injury claim against PSNI.
Instructed for respondent in Judicial Review relating to Parades Commission determinations.
Instructed for plaintiff/appellant in appeal relating to personal injuries claim arisingout of a dog biting incident.