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MARK O’HARA

Year of Call: 2018

Main Areas of Practice

Administrative Law or Judicial Review
Commercial Law
Criminal Law
Personal Injury

Biography

Mark was called to the Bar in 2018 and accepts instructions in all areas, however, he is focused primarily on Commercial and Civil litigation, Judicial Review and Criminal Law.

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Business Studies with First Class Honours, University of Ulster

First Trust Bank Convocation Undergraduate Student of the Year, University of Ulster

2014 – 2015: KPMG Belfast, Corporate Finance

CA Proficiency 1, Chartered Accountants Ireland

Masters in Law, Queen’s University Belfast

Mini-Pupillage at Deans Court Chambers – Manchester and Preston

Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Studies at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Queen’s University Belfast

Represented Institute of Professional Legal Studies in the INADR International Mediation Tournament, Chicago USA

Degree of Barrister-at-Law, The Honourable Society of the Inn of Court of Northern Ireland

Experience

Prior to the Bar, Mark trained with KPMG Belfast from 2014 - 2015 in their graduate Chartered Accountancy program in the Corporate Finance Department. During his time with KPMG Mark assisted with various Merger and Acquisition, Infrastructure, Procurement and Funding projects. Alongside his practical training, Mark completed the CA Proficiency 1 exams in Finance, Management Accounting, Financial Accounting and Tax through the Chartered Accountants Ireland programme.

Mark has recently been appointed to the Attorney General’s Junior Counsel Panel.

Mark has also appeared in the following sample of cases:

CR; in re application for judicial review [2019] NIQB; Return of an asylum seeker to Albania, appearing for the applicant - order for removal stayed.