Barrister Profile


Year of Call: 2014

Main Areas of Practice

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


After a career in the Criminal Justice sector, called to the Bar in 2014.

Coroners Service Panel of Counsel. Instructed on behalf of the Coroner and the next of kin in both legacy and non-legacy inquests. Member of Coroner’s counsel team in the Ballymurphy Inquest.

Member of Government Legal Services ‘C’ Panel.

Representing Plaintiffs in Historical Institutional Abuse related High Court personal injury claims. Instructed in Medical Negligence personal injury claims.

Instructed in Parole Commissioners, Criminal Injury Compensation Appeals, SENDIST and Immigration Tribunals cases.


LL.B (First Class Honours), University of Ulster

Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Legal Studies, Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Queens University, Belfast

2014; Benchers Prize for Advocacy


Notable Cases

Jenkins, Karina Sousa Pinheiro; in re application for judicial review [2019] NIQB 87

Fosberry (nee Reid), Ellen v The Poor Sisters of Nazareth [2018] NIQB 78

Court’s power to over-ride the fixed time limit for a personal injury cause of action accruing in the case of a minor plaintiff.

Baby L; in re an inquest [2017] NICoroner 11

The jurisdiction of the Coroner to hold an inquest into a stillbirth.