Barrister Profile


Year of Call: 2015

Main Areas of Practice

Criminal Law
Family Law
Personal Injury


I have expertise in all areas of law relating to children under the Children (NI) Order 1995, to include Residence Orders, Contact Orders, Specific Issues Orders, Prohibited Steps Order, Emergency Protection orders, Care Orders, Supervision Orders, Freeing orders for adoption. I have a particular interest in international family law, non-accidental injury and representing patients.

I also accept instructions in relation to divorce and Ancillary Relief.

I regularly appear in all Court tiers of Family Courts throughout the jurisdiction.


2014; LL.B. Common and Civil Law with French, 2:1, Queen’s University, Belfast

2015; The Fox Prize Fund for Negotiation, Institute of Professional Legal Studies

2015; The Williamson Trust Prize Fund for Bar Exit Exam, Institute of Professional Legal Studies

2015; P:G. Dip Professional Legal Studies with Distinction, Institute of Professional Legal Studies

2015; Recipient of the John P.B. Maxwell Scholarship, Inn of Court Northern Ireland


I have a wide experience in family law and have appeared in the following published decisions:

Stefan (A minor) (Appeal : Interim Care Order: Immediate Removal) [2020] NIFam 22

Southern Health And Social Care Trust v A Father & Ors [2021] NIFam 41