Senior Counsel, Bar of Ireland, Dublin, 2001 Hillary
Barrister-at-Law, The Honorable Society of The Middle Temple, London 1999
Barrister-at-Law, The Society of the Inn of Court of Norther Ireland, Belfast, 1996 Hillary
Barrister-at-Law, Bar of Ireland, The Honorable Society of The King’s Inns, Dublin, 1988 Hillary

Qualifications

Law

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

 

Electrical/Electronics

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

 

Aviation

Airframe Engineering, Navigation, Flight Theory, Meteorology and practical aviation experience with Cessna 152 aircraft and Boeing A380 ( Flight Simulator)

 

Memberships

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

 

Arbitration

Involved in many arbitrations acting as:

– Counsel, representing both Claimants and Respondents; and,

– as Arbitrator (Sole: Section 13 – Arbitration Acts,2010).

 

Mediation

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.

 

Tribunals

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

 

State Panels

Senior Counsel panel with the State Claims Agency from the establishment in August 2012 until 2018.

Entrepreneurial

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

Criminal Defence

Arbitration

Mediation

 

Areas of expertise of knowledge

Murder

Rape

Manslaughter

Corporate Manslaughter

Dangerous Driving Causing Death

Dangerous Driving Causing Serious Injury,

Money laundering

People Trafficking

Drug Trafficking

Judicial Review

Corporate Fraud

Revenue Offences

Financial Mis-Statement

Defamation

Personal Injuries

Non-Jury Actions

Professional Negligence

Medical Negligence

Hepatitis C Action

Clerical and State Abuse Actions

Employer Liability

Public Liability

Kidnapping

Animal Cruelty

Employment Law Contracts

Service Contracts

Firearms Offences

Clinical Negligence

Commercial Landlord & Tenant

Criminality/White Collar Crime

Defamation

Defective Products Liability

Electrical/Electronic

Employer’s Liability

Employment

Engineering

Evidence

Insurance Company Policy Issues

Inter-Party Insurance Disputes

Media

Medical Negligence

Non-Jury Loss as between contractors qua main contractor

Patent

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.

 

Film/TV/Broadcasting

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.

 

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.