Diploma in Legal Studies – The Honorable Society of the King’s Inns, Dublin -1986
Degree of Barrister-at-Law; The Honorable Society of the King’s Inns, Dublin – 1988 Hillary
Accredited Mediator, (Mediation Forum Ireland)- 1988
Membership of the New York State Bar Association
Electrical Trade Examinations Senior and Junior Certificates
Electrical Technicians London City & Guilds “B” and “C” Certificates:-
Transmission & Generation of Electrical Energy.
Distribution and Utilisation of Electrical Energy
Full Technology Certificate Electrical Engineering
Incorporated Electrical Engineer – 1999
Airframe Engineering, Navigation, Flight Theory, Meteorology and practical aviation experience with Cessna 152 aircraft and Boeing A380 ( Flight Simulator)
Full Member of The Institution of Engineering & Technology ,London – M.I.E.T.
Full Member of The Institute of Transport and Logistics, Dublin – M.I.L.T.
Member of The Construction Bar Association
Member of Arbitration Ireland
The Irish Arbitration Association
Dublin International Arbitration Centre
Irish Centre for European Law
Member of the International Solar Energy Society
Legal Practice History
Junior Counsel , Barrister-at-Law 1988 – 2001
Senior Counsel 2001 to date
Involved in many arbitrations acting as:
– Counsel, representing both Claimants and Respondents; and,
– as Arbitrator (Sole: Section 13 – Arbitration Acts,2010).
– Master Class in International Arbitration (NYSB) and Russian Arbitration (Russian Arbitration Center)
Accredited Mediator – 1988 to date
Publisher and co-author of several papers supporting the use of ADR since 2004, including CPD presentations.
Litigation Defence Panel memberships
Panel member on multiple insurance panels, providing advises, including the provision of binding opinions to multi-party insurance disputes for Insurance Companies, indemnity limits, policy restrictions, and Arbitration/ADR Clauses.
Morris Tribunal: instructed to represent eight of the twelve citizens whom the Final Report found as a fact “ were wrongfully arrested and unlawfully detained by certain members of the police force in Letterkenny County Donegal.”
Mahon Tribunal: instructed to represent a leading national political figure to challenge the finding of fact that “ he was not entitled to his legal and related costs associated/arising from the Tribunal on the basis of a finding that he had been “uncooperative with the Tribunal”. The finding was overturned and the client was awarded his costs on foot of representations made and submissions delivered.
Law Society of Ireland, Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal
Medical Council Fitness to Practice Tribunal
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland Disciplinary Tribunal
Psychology Disciplinary Tribunal
Senior Counsel panel with the State Claims Agency from the establishment in August 2012 until 2018.
Holder of United States Patent Office granted Patent in respect of Micro-Payments Solution for use in the discharge of toll roads, parking and congestion charges.
Legal Counsel to GYST Technogies.inc.
Areas of expertise of practice
Litigation Full Case Presentation
Areas of expertise of knowledge
Dangerous Driving Causing Death
Dangerous Driving Causing Serious Injury,
Hepatitis C Action
Clerical and State Abuse Actions
Employment Law Contracts
Commercial Landlord & Tenant
Criminality/White Collar Crime
Defective Products Liability
Insurance Company Policy Issues
Inter-Party Insurance Disputes
Non-Jury Loss as between contractors qua main contractor
Personal Injuries, including Fatal Injuries
GDPR – Compliance Issues May 2018 to date
Experience related to qualifications/memberships
Schematic Circuit Design
Design engineering with electronic and electrical processing control systems and power distributions systems with power factor correction for large inductive loads in pharmacology and chemical processing operations.
Both radio and television operations including studio and outside broadcasts. Transmission networks and film production with RTE and foreign productions in the EBU and USA. Worldwide location filming in various, and sometimes hostile, situations with ethnic groups for news and current affairs assignments with challenges to what might be considered “normal” life experience.
I enlisted and served in the national defence forces as a member of the reserve defence force (FCA) Eastern Command, B Coy 2nd Batt – Rank- 3 Star Private – five years.