Defamation Law or Privacy Law
MA (Cantab) degree in law (Upper Second Class Honours) Emmanuel College, Cambridge University
Distinction in Legal Practice Course, Nottingham Law School
2002; Admitted as Solicitor in England and Wales
2005; Admitted as Solicitor in Northern Ireland
2007; Barrister at Law
2012; Appointed to Government Civil Panel of Junior Counsel
Member of British and Irish Commercial Bar Association; Commercial Bar Association Northern Ireland
Corporate/commercial – acting in range of actions including contractual disputes, professional negligence claims, construction disputes (including by way of ADR) and finance-related cases.
Chancery – acting across full ambit of land law disputes and equitable claims, as well as finance-related and insolvency proceedings, intellectual property disputes, probate actions, commercial frauds and partnership disputes (both at final hearing and in securing interim relief).
Queen’s Bench – acting for Facebook Inc. in respect of claims raising issues as to privacy, defamation, data protection, freedom of expression and other human rights, both at interlocutory and final stages, as well as ongoing personal injury work for plaintiffs and defendants.
Employment - acting for both employers and employees in respect of equal pay, TUPE, all forms of discrimination and dismissals.
Information rights – appearing before the First Tier Tribunal in appeals from decisions of the Information Commissioner as to Freedom of Information and Data Protection.
Recent or notable decisions:
“Data Protection and Privacy” - British and Irish Commercial Bar Association 2016 annual conference
“Data Protection in a post-Brexit World” - British and Irish Commercial Bar Association, June 2017
“Social media in the Employment Field” – Employment Lawyers’ Group, May 2017
“GDPR: A Challenge On The Horizon For NI Businesses” – Business Eye, June 2017 edition