Legal services are offered for clients pursuing or defending claims in civil, commercial or family disputes—providing advice, documentation and representation in court—throughout the legal process.

For Court appearances or advice in respect of litigation already begun, I can only be instructed through a solicitor.  
I can provide initial advice to anyone considering going to Court through arrangement with their solicitor. I will always make myself available to consult at location and a time that suits and any follow up consultation, or inquiry, will be arranged as quickly as possible. If written advices is required, this will be provided as quickly as possible, normally within 3-4 days.
I have extensive experience throughout all Courts in Northern Ireland. I have experience of acting for a broad spectrum of clients from private individuals to Government agencies.
I am prepared to take instructions in the following areas:

  • Chancery/Probate 
  • Judicial Review
  • Personal Injury & Professional Negligence
  • Commercial 
  • Family
  • Licensing 

I offer legal advice to clients pursuing or defending claims in civil, commercial or family disputes. I will meet with clients as soon as possible after formal instruction and written advices will follow. I will then represent a client in any Court required.
The client is always the main focus of my approach to any case. I believe in achieving the best solution for my client and guiding my client effectively and compassionately through the legal process- potentially the most difficult and stressful experience of anyone’s life. Most stress in legal proceedings results from some confusion or through a lack of understanding of the law or procedure. I aspire to make the whole process as stress free as possible through honest, open, precise and independent advice. I will aim to ‘problem solve’ rather than prolong the process.

LL.B.(Hons) University of Dundee
PGDip(Law) University of Northumbria. Called to Bar of England & Wales (Grays Inn) and Bar of Northern Ireland
LL.M. Queens University Belfast
Qualified as a Certified Mediator (Mediation Institute of Ireland)
Qualified as a Family & Matrimonial Mediator (Quest)
Membership of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)

Direct Professional Access

The Bar of Northern Ireland can grant a license to any organisation or individual suitable to instruct barristers because they have expertise in a particular area of the law. This way, they can instruct any member of the Bar for advice and in some circumstances representation.
Members of certain Professional Bodies have been approved by the Bar Council for Direct Professional Access and may brief Counsel directly in non-contentious matters.

  The Royal Town Planning Institute
  The Institute of Civil Engineers
  Faculty of Actuaries
  The Chartered Association of Certified Accountants
  Association of Authorised Public Accountants
  The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland
  Banking Ombudsman
  The Chartered Insurance Institute
  Institute of Chemical Engineers
  The British Institute of Architectural Technology
  Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland
  The Royal Society of Ulster Architects
  Insurance Ombudsman of Ireland
  The Institution of Electrical Engineers
  Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters
  The Chartered Institute of Taxation
  Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators
  Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  The Chartered Institute of Housing
  The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management
  Association of Taxation Technicians