Administrative Law or Judicial Review
I am regularly instructed in domestic and family proceedings at all tiers of Court. I have acted on behalf of a wide range of parties including parents, grandparents and children through the Guardian ad Litem. I have experience in both public and private law applications including adoption, care, Hague Convention and habitual residence, supervision, residence and contact disputes and wardship. My main objective in same is ensuring clear and consistent advices are given and that client care is of the highest quality at all stages of proceedings.
I appear in matrimonial and cohabitee disputes and I have experience in divorce and ancillary relief proceedings, domestic violence proceedings including Non-Molestation Order and Occupation Order applications and maintenance disputes.
I am regularly instructed in Departmental prosecutions on behalf of Government Departments and Local District Councils at all tiers of Court. I have experience in unlawful advertising, breach of enforcement, environmental, dog attack, fisheries and planning matters. I am particularly interested in the law relating to animals and animal welfare.
I also have experience in bankruptcy, employment, insolvency, immigration, land law and personal injury.
I am willing to accept instructions across all practice areas and at all tiers of Court.
2015; Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Studies, Commendation, Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Queen’s University, Belfast
2014; LL.B. (Honours) Law with Politics, First Class Honours, Queen’s University, Belfast
2020; Called to the Bar of Ireland
2020; Member of the Family Bar Association Committee
2018; Appointed to the Government Legal Services Civil Panel
2016; Appointed to the Attorney General’s Junior Counsel Panel
2016; Member of the Young Bar Association Committee
2015; Winner of the Family Bar Association Pupil Essay Competition
2015; Inn of Court Prize, first place
2015; Called to the Bar of Northern Ireland
In the matter of S (A Minor) (Hague Child Abduction Convention 1980: Habitual Residence)  NIFam