Barrister Profile


Year of Call: 2018

Main Areas of Practice

Administrative Law or Judicial Review
Criminal Law
Human Rights
Personal Injury


Shannon was called to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 2018. She enjoys a varied practice with a focus on criminal law, appearing regularly on behalf of defendants in the Magistrate’s Court, Crown Court and County Court in contested hearings and applications.

As part of her practice, Shannon has gained experience in various matters of civil litigation on behalf of both public and private sector clients, including personal injury matters, landlord/tenant disputes, housing law and contractual disputes. Shannon also appears in the County Court in applications under the protection from harassment legislation.

Shannon has also been instructed to represent detained prisoners and patients in hearings before the Parole Commissioners for Northern Ireland and the Mental Health Review Tribunal, gaining significant experience of working with vulnerable individuals.

Shannon is currently a member of the Criminal Bar Association Committee and acts as a tutor at the School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast with respect to undergraduate modules concerning Torts and the Law of Obligations.


2016; LL.B (Hons) Law, Queen’s University Belfast, First Class Honours

2018; Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Studies with Distinction, Queen’s University Belfast


2018; 6th Placed Group and 6th Placed Individual Mediator in the International Mediation Competition 2018, hosted by Loyola University, Chicago