Barrister Profile



Year of Call: 1999

Main Areas of Practice

Commercial Law
Employment Law
Personal Injury
Professional Negligence


1999; Called to the Bar of Northern Ireland

Member of the Advocacy Training Board of the Bar of Northern Ireland

Independently Accredited Advanced Advocacy Trainer

One of the lead trainers in the Bar of Northern Ireland’s Pupil Advocacy Program

Institute of Professional Legal Studies Mediation Course

2009 to date; Member of the panel of counsel for the Directorate of Legal Services


Extensive experience in:

  1. all aspects of personal injury litigation on behalf of many insurers, large companies, health and social care trusts, schools, the Education Authority, Council for Catholic Maintained Schools and Plaintiffs, including acting for both Defendants and Plaintiffs in medical negligence claims.
  2. a wide range of other non-personal injury litigation for insurers, e.g. property damage claims in respect of both domestic and commercial premises, oil spill and remediation claims etc.

Particular experience in:

Extensive experience in employment law on behalf of both employers and employees, including many local councils, across a wide range of employment law issues including discrimination, harassment, equal pay, TUPE, Service Provision Change, Public Interest Disclosure, unfair dismissal. In addition to being instructed in Tribunal litigation also regularly instructed for advisory work on behalf of employers including local councils. Also experienced in advising and appearing in injunction applications for employers against former employees for alleged breach of employment covenants, misuse of private information, breach of confidence etc.

Considerably experienced in discrimination in the provision of goods and services cases.