I have a broad commercial practice and accept instructions in nearly all areas of civil law, both contentious and advisory. Before joining the Bar, I was a Solicitor for over 12 years. I was a Director in the Litigation department of a leading law firm in Belfast, a Consultant to a firm specialising in the international banking sector and a Negotiator for the Derivatives team of a global law firm based in London. I also previously worked as a Solicitor in Dublin for a number of years.
I have experience managing a large variety of complex disputes and have been recognised, amongst other things, for a “good attention to detail and commercially minded approach” (Legal 500).
LL.B Honours degree in Law, Trinity College Dublin
Master’s degree (M.A.), Trinity College Dublin
Delaney Gold Medal for Debating, Law Society of Trinity College Dublin
Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Ireland, England & Wales and Northern Ireland (2007 to 2019)
Degree of Barrister-at-Law, The Honourable Society of the Inn of Court of Northern Ireland
Barrister, Bar of Northern Ireland (2019 to Present)
Consultant and Negotiator, Donaldson Legal Consulting LLP and Fieldfisher LLP (2019)
Director, Tughans Solicitors, Belfast (2016 to 2018)
Associate Director, Tughans Solicitors, Belfast (2013 to 2016)
Associate Solicitor, Tughans Solicitors, Belfast (2011 to 2013)
In-House Solicitor, Allied Irish Banks plc, Dublin (2010 to 2011)
Specialist Advocate, Refugee Appeals Tribunal, Dublin (2009 to 2010)
Sample Experience: Notable instructions include acting as a Solicitor in some of Northern Ireland’s leading cases on transactions defrauding creditors and centre of main interests in the context of the insolvency regime and acting as a Barrister in sensitive commercial disputes involving two of Ireland’s largest companies in the clothing and construction industries respectively.