Barrister Profile


Year of Call: 2001

Main Areas of Practice

Administrative Law or Judicial Review
Family Law
Human Rights
Mediation or Alternative Dispute Resolution


I specialise in all public and private law work relating to children including care proceedings, adoption, fact finding hearings and residence, contact, change of name and removal from the jurisdiction applications. I am instructed on behalf of Parents, Local Authorities and Guardians. 
I further specialise in the following cases:

a. domestic violence including emergency applications for injunctive relief in the county court and committal proceedings.

b. Divorce and ancillary relief and have expertise in both complex cases involving pensions and business assets, as well as those of modest means.

Requests for urgent turnaround will usually be accommodated


2001; Called to the Bar of Northern Ireland

2000; Bar Vocational Course, Manchester Metropolitan University

1999; LLB (Law and French) with Honours, 2:1, Manchester Metropolitan University

1998; Certificat d’Etudes Politiques in Political Science, 2:1, Universite du Droit et de la Sante, Lille France


See Biography above which includes a high volume of experience in cases as follows:

1. Adoption and Freeing Cases

2. Re-location cases

3. Hague Convention Cases

4. Wardship Proceedings

5. Schedule One Applications for Financial Provision

6. Private and Public Law cases re:

7. Divorce and Civil Partnership Proceedings

8. Ancillary relief re division of assets to include pension sharing orders

9. Judicial Review

10. Mediation


Excerpts in publications for Sweet & Maxwell for both European and Domestic Law