Barrister Profile


Year of Call: 1999

KC: 2020

Main Areas of Practice

Administrative Law or Judicial Review
Commercial Law
Coroners or Inquests
Public Inquiries


Called to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 1999, Bar of Ireland 2003

Qualified as a mediator: SLS Law Society Advanced Dispute Resolution (Mediation) Course in 2004

Specialisms: Extensive practice in civil litigation, judicial review, Legacy inquests and litigation, medical negligence, commercial law and personal injury

GLSNI Government Senior Counsel Panel instructed by the Crown Solicitor’s Office and the Departmental Solicitor’s Office on behalf of public bodies

Appointed to the counsel panel for Health Trusts in Medical Negligence, Inquests, Administrative Law, Commercial and Procurement Matters.


1998; Law and Accounting LLB Hons, Queen’s University Belfast.

1999; Certificate in Professional Legal Studies, Institute of Professional Legal Studies,Queen’s University Belfast.

1999; Fox Fund Prize for Negotiation

2004; IPLS Mediation Course, Queen’s University, Belfast

2022; Oxford Cyber Security for Business Leaders Programme, developed by the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford


Public Inquiries:

The Muckamore Abbey Hospital Inquiry, 2022-to date.

The Infected Blood Inquiry, 2019-2023.

The Kincora Module of the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry, 2015-2017.

The Smithwick Tribunal, Dublin, 2011-2013.

The Rosemary Nelson Inquiry, 2008-2011.


Multiple legacy inquests, medical inquests and fatal accident inquests.

Civil Actions:

Civil litigation including legacy, commercial and personal injury litigation.

Recent Judicial Reviews:

In the Matter of an Application by Suzanne Bunting, 2023.

In the Matter of an Application by Kevin Barry Murphy, 2023.

In the Matter of an Application by Raymond McCord, 2017-2023.

JR222, 2022.