Barrister Profile


Year of Call: 2011

Main Areas of Practice

Coroners or Inquests
Human Rights
Land Law


I have a varied practice with a particular focus on civil law. I have expertise in the following areas: contract disputes, adverse possession and land law generally, repossession, insolvency, employment law, lands tribunal cases including the law on business tenancies, planning law, probate, charity law, and privacy and media law (including the law relating to injunctions) and wish to develop these areas of my practice. I also have experience in family and domestic law at magistrates’ court level and criminal law. I was a pharmacist in my former career and am keen to develop my practice to use my knowledge and skills in this area.


Member of the Attorney General for Northern Ireland Newly Qualified panel

Winner of the Attorney General for Northern Ireland Scholarship 2011/2012.

2011; Diploma in Professional Legal Studies with distinction, Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Queen’s University, Belfast

2010; Masters in Legal Science with distinction, Queen’s University, Belfast

2003; Master of Pharmacy, 2:1, Queen’s University, Belfast


I was Counsel for the Plaintiff and obtained an interim injunction for harassment against Facebook:

XY v Facebook Ireland Limited [2012] NIQB 96

I acted as Junior Counsel with the Attorney General in a test case concerning the application of Article 1 of the First Protocol ECHR where property in negative equity was subject to a vesting order:

Kerr, Joel v Northern Ireland Housing Executive & others R/37/2010

I was also instructed by the Attorney General in a case involving the appointment of a liquidator for an insolvent charity:

Stewart, Denis & others v Her Majesty’s Attorney General for Northern Ireland; in re Charities Act (NI) 1964; in re Trustee Act (NI) 1958 [2013] NICh 10


Winner of the LexisNexis Bursary 2012 - article on Article 8 ECHR in possession proceedings (as yet unpublished).