Barrister Profile


Year of Call: 2021

Main Areas of Practice

Commercial Law
Employment Law
Family 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 and claims under the Roads (NI) Order 1993. Chris has experience in defending debt claims for large multinationals. Chris’ employment instructions have covered cases involving unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal and discrimination. Chris has also been instructed in proceedings involving non-molestation orders, including ex parte applications, and contact and residence proceedings.

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.

Before coming to the Bar, Chris had experience as a lay representative in the Industrial Tribunals. He prepared cases and represented claimants at hearings involving unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal, maternity discrimination, age discrimination and disability discrimination.


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