I have acted in a range of commercial and residential property and land disputes, both in the County Court and High Court. I am regularly instructed in bankruptcy/insolvency and companies related proceedings. I also regularly advise on disputes pertaining to land and property, particularly those with an environmental or planning dimension.
Before being called to the Bar, I attained a Masters in Environmental Law (including in-depth study of planning and development), subsequently working in consultancy and research roles within the private, public and NGO sectors.
Areas of particular interest:
Contract & General Commercial Disputes; Company Law; Insolvency/Bankruptcy; Planning and Environmental Law; Public Law and Regulatory Proceedings; Employment Law.
2019: International Tenant with 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square
2018: Called to the Bar of England & Wales (Gray’s Inn) and completed a third-six pupillage at 4-5 Grays Inn Square
2017: Appointed to the Government Legal Services D Panel
2016: Postgraduate Graduate Diploma in Professional Legal Studies, Institute of Professional Legal Studies:
· Benchers’ Prize for Advocacy
· Fox Prize for the attainment of the highest standard in the Bar Negotiation course
· Inn of Court Benchers’ Prize
2012: LLM Environmental Law and Sustainable Development, Queen’s University Belfast
2009: LL.B (Hons), University of Dundee
Instructed in a variety of civil litigation and regulatory proceedings.
Strategy, Economics and Policy Consulting (2013-2015, PwC): Projects and clients in Banking and Finance, Contracting and Procurement in the Energy Sector and International Development.
Placements with both commercial and not for profit law firms in Belfast and London, gaining a variety of experience including:
o Commercial regulatory compliance;
o Legislative review and strategic development (on behalf of an NGO);
o Judicial Reviews of planning decisions;
o Planning appeals;
o Environmental prosecutions.