Barrister Profile


Year of Call: 2021

Main Areas of Practice

Administrative Law or Judicial Review
Coroners or Inquests
Criminal Law
Personal Injury


Aoife was called to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 2021. She enjoys a varied practice, with a focus on civil and criminal litigation. In particular, she has gained experience in criminal matters at both Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court levels, for both defence and prosecution.

Aoife has gained experience in civil litigation and appears regularly in the County Court in respect of personal injury, insolvency, landlord/tenant disputes and protection from harassment injunctions.

Aoife has a keen interest in public law and judicial review, having been instructed on behalf of private clients. Aoife also enjoys human rights law, frequently appearing in the Mental Health Review Tribunal on behalf of detained patients, as well as detained prisoners before the Parole Commissioners for Northern Ireland. As part of her varied practice, Aoife has represented private and public sector family law clients at both Magistrates’ Court and High Court level.


2021; Degree of Barrister-at-Law, The Honourable Society of the Inn of Court of Northern Ireland.

2021; Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Studies, Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Queen’s University Belfast (Distinction).

2020; LL.B. Law, University of Liverpool.


Aoife was appointed to the Government Legal Service Northern Ireland Civil Panel in 2023.

Aoife is a member of the Young Bar Association.


Fox Prize (Negotiation) Institute of Professional Legal Studies.

Inn of Court Prize.

Scottish Moot with the Institute of Professional Legal Studies.