Barrister Profile


Year of Call: 2000

KC: 2020

Main Areas of Practice

Commercial Law
Company Law
Land Law


Over thirteen years’ experience specialising in commercial and chancery litigation, insolvency law and company disputes;

Extensive experience in advising and representing government departments, insolvency practitioners and private clients in commercial and insolvency-related matters;

Author of Litigation in the Commercial List in Northern Ireland published in 2012;

In practice as a solicitor in England and Northern Ireland for nine years before being called to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 2000, and the Bar of Ireland in 2006;

Experience in England included three years in a City of London law firm undertaking major maritime and insolvency litigation;

Part-time tutor at the Institute for Professional Legal Studies in Belfast, and coaches and supports senior school students interested in the legal profession, and in providing training for expert witnesses in civil court cases.


2000; Called to Bar of Northern Ireland

2006; Called to Bar of Ireland

1991 - 2000; Solicitor (England & Wales)

1997 - 2000; Solicitor (Northern Ireland)


Moore, James t/a James Moore Earth Moving v Commissioners of Inland Revenue [2001] NICh 15; [2002] NI 26

Kennedy, Brian v Hamill, Gerry p/a Gerry Hamill, Chartered Architect [2005] NIQB 23

Henry Brothers (Magherafelt) Limited v Brunswick (8 Lanyon Place) Limited [2011] NIQB 102

Redevco UK One Limited v W H Smith PLC [2008] NIQB 116; [2009] NIJB 299

Turley, Gerard v Black, John & anor [2010] NIQB 1

McQuillan Envirocare Limited v Antrim Borough Council [2010] NIQB 130

F B McKee & Company Limited v North West Regional College (formerly Limavady College of Further & Higher Education) [2010] NIQB 59

McLaughlin, Henry James & anor v Murphy, Gladys & anor; in re Murphy, Harry (deceased) [2007] NICh 5

Johnston, Dermot v Johnston, Sinclair & anor; in re Johnston, James (deceased) [2008] NICh 11

Mulholland, Anne v Kane, Maureen & anor; in re Kane, Seamus (deceased) [2009] NICh 9


Author: Litigation in the Commercial List in Northern Ireland; SLS, 2012

Articles published in Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, the Writ and the Lawyer

Formerly Northern Ireland editor of Current Law