I was called to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 1996 and have been in practice since then.
Most of my work is in criminal law.
In addition to my work in Northern Ireland, I practised in the Republic of Ireland in 2001-2003 and I worked for a commercial law firm in Budapest, Hungary in 2006-2007.
1995; LL.B (Hons): Queen’s University of Belfast
2000; Postgraduate Diploma in European Law and Policy: University of Ulster
2005; Diploma in Advanced European Legal Practice: Central European University, Budapest
2010; LL.M in US and Global Business Law: Suffolk University Law School, Boston, USA
My cases include:
Court of Appeal:
Wallace, A v Kennedy, Colin Robert  NICA 25 ; NI 367 (validity of ex parte non-molestation orders)
Higgins, John v Gribben, Michael & another  NICA 54; 2006 NIJB 301 (rectification of a contract for sale of land for mistake.)
R. v. Cromie, Michael  NICA 47 (sentencing in dangerous driving)
R. v. Shannon, Samuel  NICA 38 (sexual Offences Prevention Order powers)
R. v. O Brien, Stephen  NICA 74 (sentencing in cannabis cultivation)
Maughan, James; in re (applicant for bail)  NIQB 16; 2012 NIJB 6 (procedure for estreatment in High Court bails)