Barrister Profile


Year of Call: 2020

Main Areas of Practice

Administrative Law or Judicial Review
Criminal Law
Personal Injury


Eamonn anticipates being awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from Queens University Belfast in 2026. His thesis concerns an area of Criminal Law and the trial process.

His pupillage was with an experienced practitioner in the areas of criminal law and extradition law across all court levels. Eamonn maintains particular interest in these areas.

Eamonn makes a special consideration for any legal issues of evidence admissibility appearing in criminal cases. He paid particular attention to these issues in the early part of his career in a solicitor office, and he has also published an academic journal article on the subject.

He is versed in researching case law on more complex areas of criminal law and drafting legal submissions on these areas.

Eamonn has experience in the criminal courts defending cases ranging from lower-level dishonesty and driving offences to more serious assault and GBH cases.


2020 Degree of Barrister-at-Law

2020 PgDip Professional Legal Studies, Queens University Belfast

2017 Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours), Queens University Belfast

European Union Law Prize Scholarship, QUB, 2015


Irish Association of Law Teachers

Panel member in 2022 Irish Association of Law Teachers Conference, presenting his doctoral research on the Criminal Law

Associate of Trinity College London


Working for two and a half years in a well-renowned solicitor firm before his Call to the Bar, Eamonn gained considerable experience on criminal appeals to the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland, judicial review cases, and civil law matters.

He is a Tutor in Criminal Law at Queens University Belfast

He was a 2020 IPLS competitor in Lincoln’s Inn, London, during the Philip C. Jessup international law moot, and was recipient of the QUB Debating competition Best Speaker prize.


Rea, E, What happened in there? Confessions, credibility and automatic exclusion: the case of Artt and confession admissibility (2022) 73(1) NILQ 1