Barrister Profile


Year of Call: 2015

Main Areas of Practice

Commercial Law
Company Law
Land Law


I was called to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 2015 and am currently accepting instructions in all practice areas.

My practice is largely focussed on civil litigation in the County Court and High Court. I have particular experience of commercial disputes, land and property disputes, matters relating to individual and corporate insolvency, and company and partnership disputes. I also have experience of acting in Judicial Review proceedings, and appear for both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injuries claims.

I am a member of the Government Legal Service ‘C’ Panel and the Attorney General for Northern Ireland’s Newly Qualified panel.

Outside of my practice, I have experience of tutoring commercial and company law, civil procedure, and advocacy at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies.


2012; MA (Cantab), Modern and Medieval Languages (French and German), St John’s College, Cambridge

2013; Graduate Diploma in Law with Distinction, City, University of London

2015; Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Studies, Institute of Professional Legal Studies


Commercial – act for plaintiffs and defendants in a range of actions including general contractual disputes, disputes relating to building and construction contracts, the sale of goods, and conflict of laws.

Chancery – act across a range of disputes concerning title to land, corporate and individual insolvency proceedings, possession actions, landlord and tenant, consumer credit, probate, and shareholder and partnership disputes.

Other – experience advising and acting in Judicial Review proceedings. I act for plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury claims, including road traffic claims, accidents at work, and occupier’s liability claims. I also have experience of acting in privacy / defamation matters, housing disputes, claims arising from hire purchase agreements, tax appeals before the First Tier Tribunal, detention and forfeiture applications under the Proceeds of Crime Act, and Public Inquiries.

Notable Cases

Karrabecaj v Kilmona Property Limited BT/38/2012 (Part 1); Karrabecaj v. Kilmona Property Limited (No.2) BT/38/2012 (Part 2) – effect of bankruptcy on application for new business tenancy

Moore v Causeway Coast and Glens District Council [2017] NICty 1 – whether terms should be implied into licence agreement

In re Dalton’s Application [2020] NICA 26 – whether failure to order a fresh inquest was an interference with rights under Art.2 ECHR

In re Raymond McCord, JR83 and Jamie Waring [2019] NICA 49 – whether Brexit negotiations conducted compatibly with Belfast
Agreement/Northern Ireland Act

In re Rural Integrity (Lisburn 01) Limited’s Application for Judicial Review [2019] NIQB 40 – acted for beneficiary of impugned planning permission in judicial review proceedings

McManus Brothers & Ors v. The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs TC/2016.05407 – application for reinstatement of struck out appeal

I was also instructed in the Public Inquiry into the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme.