Niall was called to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 2022 and completed his pupillage with an experienced practitioner with a broad civil practice.
During pupillage Niall gained invaluable experience across the spectrum of civil practice areas, primarily including Commercial, Chancery, Professional Negligence, Personal Injury and Privacy/Defamation.
In addition to this, Niall had substantial exposure to Judicial Review, the Land, Mental Health and SEND Tribunals, and Inquests.
Niall is currently accepting instructions in all areas of practice.
2022;Degree of Barrister-at-Law, The Honourable Society of the Inn of Court of Northern Ireland.
2022; Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Studies, Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Queen’s University Belfast (Distinction).
Eoin Higgins Prize (Top Barrister Trainee)
JPB Maxwell Scholarship (1st Place Bar Trainee)
Judge Corinne Philpott QC Memorial Prize (Highest Standard in the Criminal Litigation Module - Bar)
Bencher’s Advocacy Prize (3rd Place)
2021; LL.B (Hons) Law, Ulster University (First Class Honours).
2022; Eoin Higgins Memorial Moot
2022; Benchers’ Moot Competition
2022; Philip C. Jessup Public International Law Moot Competition
2022; IPLS UK Supreme Court Moot Winner