Barrister Profile


Year of Call: 2019

Main Areas of Practice

Administrative Law or Judicial Review
Criminal Law
Personal Injury


Darren has experience in defending corporations, partnerships and individuals in regulatory and criminal offences.

Darren has a particular interest in road freight matters such as tachograph and maintenance offences, civil law carriage of goods claims and impounding. He has also represented operators at public inquiries and acted in appeals of public inquiry decisions to the Upper Tribunal.

He has also provided advice on transport matters for operators in jurisdictions outside Northern Ireland such as the Republic of Ireland and in Great Britain.

Having completed pupillage with an experienced civil practitioner specialising in personal injury, Darren is also accepting instruction in matters of personal injury and health and safety in the workplace.

Darren is able to accept instructions in all areas.


First Class LL.B (Hons), Queen’s University Belfast 2018.

Diploma of Professional Legal Studies, Institute of Professional Legal Studies 2019.

Mini-pupillage 1 Chancery Lane, London 2017.

Winner of IPLS-Kings Inn Eoin Higgins Memorial Moot 2019.

Winner of Oxford University Press national mooting competition 2017


During university, Darren was heavily involved in mooting, having won the Queen’s University internal moot in 2016, the OUP UK national moot in 2017 and representing QUB in the Essex Court mooting competition. This continued during the IPLS where Darren was an advocate on the winning team of the Eoin Higgins Memorial Moot against fellow trainees at Kings Inn and also had the opportunity to moot at the Supreme Court in front of Lord Kerr.


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