The bulk of my practice centres on civil litigation, family law (children, divorce and ancillary relief), commercial law, company law, chancery matters, liquor licensing and judicial review. However, I practise in a broad range of legal areas.
Trinity College, Dublin LL.B Hons.
University of Cambridge LL.M (First Class Honours)
Whilst at Cambridge I was awarded the Clifford Chance CJ Hamson Prize for highest thesis mark in the class, the Kemp-Gooderson Prize for Law for outstanding exam performance and was elected a Scholar of St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge for exceptional academic achievement
2011 - 2013; Lectured undergraduate family law tutorials, University of Cambridge
2012; Called to the Bar of England and Wales
Practised at 4 Paper Buildings, Temple, London
Practised as a commercial law solicitor for twelve years
Member of the Family Bar Association Committee
I have attended all levels of court including the Magistrates Court, the County Court, the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. I previously practised at the Bar in London.
Prior to the Bar I worked as a commercial solicitor with leading international law firms Slaughter and May and Herbert Smith in London, Singapore and Tokyo for twelve years. I had a broad commercial law practice advising on commercial and contractual disputes, contract law, acquisitions, joint ventures and general corporate transactions. Notable cases on which I was involved include the Barings Bank collapse, the Enron insolvency and the Sumitomo Corporation billion dollar copper trading scandal.
I have also advised on behalf of Liberty (National Council for Civil Liberties) and Amnesty International.