Barrister Profile


Year of Call: 2012

Main Areas of Practice

Commercial Law
Company Law
Family Law


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.