1978; Called to the Bar of Northern Ireland
1996; Called to the Bar of Ireland
Member of the Panel for the Directorate of Legal Services Northern Ireland
1994 - 2000; Director of Legal Services Fair Employment Commission NI / Equality Commission for NI
1998 - 2001; External Examiner for the Institute of Professional Legal Studies Queen’s University Belfast - 3 year term
2005 - 2008; NI Bar representative on the CCBE
Member of the Employment Lawyers Group for Northern Ireland
Trainer for the Advocacy Training Board for the Bar Council of Northern Ireland
Member of the Family Bar Association
Member of the Personal Injuries Bar Association
Varied practice in discrimination, employment, civil and ancillary relief ;which includes:-
Advising and representing government departments, Police Ombudsman for NI and local councils in respect of discrimination and employment cases
Advising and representing the Equality Commission in respect of discrimination cases, e.g.
Advising victims of discrimination / stress at work and/or employers in relation to presenting or defending High Court claims and related Tribunal matters e.g.
Representing a range of equal pay claimants against government departments including a number who are the first equal pay plaintiffs in the High Court
High value ancillary relief claims