Brian graduated with an honours degree in Law from Queenâ€™s University Belfast in 2008 and, having studied at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies and completed his apprenticeship with Hewitt & Gilpin, joined the practice as a solicitor in 2010.
Brian is based in the practice’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution department covering a broad range of civil litigation matters. During this time he has built a sound client base and is known for his clear, pragmatic and commercially minded advice.
He acts on behalf of commercial landlords, including the owners of a large regional shopping centre, providing advice on issues such as planning and environmental regulations, debt recovery, business tenancies and licensing. He recently had carriage of a Judicial Review case to the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom on planning and environmental issues.
Brian is regularly instructed by Insolvency Practitioners to advise on a range of issues concerning and arising out of bankruptcy, liquidation and administration; as well as providing advice to individuals and companies who find themselves in an insolvent position.
Brian appears in a variety of courts and is a regular attendee at the Bankruptcy, Chancery and Judicial Review Courts, conducting his own advocacy. He also recently acted on behalf of a large commercial client at the Public Inquiry into the proposed significant retail development at Sprucefield, to include a John Lewis store.
In addition, Brian has also acted on behalf of patients detained under the Mental Health legislation, providing advice on and representing patients at Mental Health Review Tribunals.
Brian is a current member of the Environmental and Planning Law Association of Northern Ireland (EPLANI) and is also a member of the Standing Committee of Convocation of Queen’s University Belfast.
To contact Brian please email email@example.com