Barrister Profile


Year of Call: 2012

Main Areas of Practice

Criminal Law
Employment Law
Family Law
Personal Injury


Colin currently has a varied practice, offering legal advice and assistance in all areas of practice and has experience of Family Finances, Personal Injury, Employment Disputes, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Children matters. His expertise includes drafting legal opinions, drafting pleadings, reaching settlement through negotiation and providing representation in Court.

Colin’s main area of practice is private and public family law at both County and High Court levels, including child residency and contact applications, as well as the full range of remedies for protection, whether the client is applying for, or defending same. This experience enables Colin to adopt a multi-faceted approach when assisting clients who have more than one element to their case.

He is passionate about helping his clients find the best possible solutions to their disputes.


Colin was awarded a 2:1 classification in his LL.B (Hons) Law with Criminology degree from the University of Ulster.

He attended the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at Queen’s University Belfast, receiving a post-graduate diploma in Professional Legal Studies with commendation.

2012; Colin was called to the Bar of Northern Ireland.


Whilst having a varied pupillage in all areas of practice, Colin undertook pupillage with a family law practitioner with particular interest in Divorce and Ancillary Relief. His pupillage also encompassed experience of the Irish Republic jurisdiction, enabling a comparison between family law practice and procedure in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.