Barrister Profile


Year of Call: 2019

Main Areas of Practice

Administrative Law or Judicial Review
Commercial Law
Criminal Law
Personal Injury


Matthew was called to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 2019 and is currently available to accept instructions in all areas of practice.

He undertook his pupillage with a Civil and Criminal practitioner, gaining experience across a wide range of areas, including Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Professional/Medical Negligence, Land Law, Commercial Law, and Administrative Law/Judicial Review.

He has also gained experience in Employment Law, Wills and Probate, Tax Law, Family Law, Mental Health Law, Human Rights, and complex issues arising from Limitation Periods.

Matthew is available for legal research - any area considered.


2017; LL.B (Hons) Law (2:1), School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast.

2018; LL.M Human Rights and Criminal Justice (Distinction), School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast.

2019; Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Studies, Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Queen’s University Belfast.

2019; Degree of Barrister-at-Law, The Honourable Society of the Inn of Court of Northern Ireland.


Matthew tutors part-time at the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast, teaching classes in three modules: Equity; Criminal Law; and Contemporary Issues in Property Law.

He also has one-year’s work experience in a busy city centre-based solicitors’ firm, mainly focusing on Road Traffic Collision insurance cases.

Matthew is currently serving as Equality Secretary on the NI Young Bar Association Committee.


LL.M Dissertation: ‘Criminal Defences and the Autism Spectrum’ (Queen’s University Belfast, 2018).