Barrister Profile


Year of Call: 2015

Main Areas of Practice

Administrative Law or Judicial Review
Criminal Law
Employment Law
Family Law


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


Published Decisions

In the matter of S (A Minor) (Hague Child Abduction Convention 1980: Habitual Residence) [2020] NIFam