Barrister Profile


Year of Call: 2021

Main Areas of Practice

Commercial Law
Company Law
Employment Law
Personal Injury


Chris is interested in receiving instructions in all areas of civil law (broadly defined). Chris has been instructed for Plaintiffs and Defendants, in matters involving construction disputes, breach of contract, personal injury, easements, nuisance and claims under the Roads (NI) Order 1993. Chris’ employment instructions have covered cases involving unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal, direct and indirect discrimination, failure to make reasonable adjustments, victimisation, harassment, equal pay, holiday pay and breach of contract. Chris has a particular interest in discrimination claims involving detriment based on maternity or pregnancy.

Before joining the Bar, Chris worked as a lecturer/tutor at QUB, Ulster and Buckingham teaching a wide range of subjects including contract law, company law, public law, equity and trusts and land law. Chris’ background also includes work within recruitment and HR, the charity sector and the private education sector.


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

2013; LL.B (Hons) Law (First Class Honours)

Awards and Achievements

2021 - Eoin Higgins Memorial Moot – Best Advocate

Key Cases

Barrow and others v Icon Restaurant and Winebar [2023] NIit 1944/21IT(15 February 2023). Successfully defended 15 applications to extend time for claims of holiday pay and notice pay.