Barrister Profile


Year of Call: 2007

Main Areas of Practice

Administrative Law or Judicial Review
Family Law
Human Rights


Since my call in 2007 I have worked exclusively in the field of Family Law. I have a varied practice working for each party to include Trusts, Guardian ad Litem and parents. Initially my main experience would have been working in the Public Law arena representing the Applicant Trust in wide range of cases to include Care Orders, Supervision Orders, Freeing Orders, Secure Accommodation Orders, Non Accidental Injury cases and Emergency Protection Orders. This experience enabled my practice to develop rapidly to include both Guardian and parent work. My practice also includes representing parents in private law disputes ranging from contact and residence applications to the more complex implacable hostility, international relocation or Hague Convention cases. I deal also with Divorce/Ancillary relief and Domestic issues including all types of financial settlement, Injunctions, Maintenance, Non Molestation and Occupation Order matters.


2:1 (Hons) LL.B Law and Accountancy, Queen’s University, Belfast

Certificate in American Business Practice - Otterbein College, Columbus Ohio

Certificate in Professional Legal Studies (Distinction) - IPLS Queen’s University, Belfast

Member of Family Bar Association

Member of Young Bar Association


I regularly appear in all tiers of court from the Family Proceedings and Domestic Proceedings Court through the County Court and Care Centre to the Master’s Court and High Court. I also deal with Mental Health Appeals both for the Trust and for the patient as well as appeals relating to DLA and ESA.