Barrister Profile


Year of Call: 2016

Main Areas of Practice

Commercial Law
Defamation Law or Privacy Law
Personal Injury


I was called to the Bar in October 2016. Prior to that I was a civil litigation solicitor for nearly 14 years, the last four years of which were spent as a partner and department head of my firm’s litigation team.

I am experienced in the following areas of work:-

As a solicitor I was ranked as a Band 1 practitioner in Chambers and Partners in the “Personal Injury: Mainly Claimant” category and an up and coming practitioner in the field of litigation. Contributors commented that “He is a good negotiator. He understands the points in the case. He deals with what is relevant” and that I was “well versed in the mechanism of the litigation system and how to get the best for (my) clients”

In addition, I also have considerable experience of Professional Disciplinary Tribunals/Fitness to Practice hearings having acted both for regulators and registrants in these matters. I also have experience of a range of criminal proceedings.


2016; Called to the Bar of Northern Ireland

2002; Admitted as a solicitor

2002; Certificate of Professional Legal Studies from QUB (with distinction)

2000; Law degree from Queen’s University, Belfast (2:1)

I am a former Vice Chairman of the Irish Football Association Discipline Committee.


I was called to the Bar of Ireland in September 2020 and the Bar of England & Wales in November 2020.