Barrister Profile


Year of Call: 1987

KC: 2014

Main Areas of Practice

Commercial Law
Company Law
Personal Injury
Professional Negligence


BA in Jurisprudence from Pembroke College, Oxford

M.Phil, Peterhouse College, Cambridge.


I have been involved in some high profile banking cases including:

Ulster Bank Limited v Taggart, Michael Adrian & another [2011] NI Master 1

McBrearty, Frank & anor v AIB Group (UK) PLC t/a First Trust Bank & First Trust Independent Financial Advisers Limited [2012] NIQB 12

Ulster Bank/Taggarts Litigation; in re [2013] NIQB 54

Bank of Ireland v Coulson, Mervyn [2009] NIQB 96

Quinn Finance & others v Lyndhurst Development Trading SA [2012] NICh 15

Law Society v Bank of Ireland

I have appeared in a number of important commercial actions including:

Stothers (M&E) Limited v Leeway Stores Limited [2011] NIQB 35

Steria v NIW

Aurora Leasing Limited v Colliers International Belfast Limited [2013 NIQB] 116

Sutton Services International Ltd v Vaughan Engineering Services Ltd [2013] NIQB 63

Donaldson, Corrinne & ors v Department of Finance and Personnel; Sharvin, Sharon v Department of Finance and Personnel; McKernan, Martina & ors v Department of Finance and Personnel; Reilly, Oonagh & anor v Department of Finance and Personnel & anor [2013] NICty 1

I have been involved in numerous mediations and adjudications.