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Year of Call: 2000


T: 02074059471

Clerk: Duane Hitchman

Clerk: Kenya Mendoza


Niall specialises in commercial law (including commercial fraud), offshore and international work (notably in the BVI as well as other jurisdictions), insolvency and restructuring and company law (with a particular emphasis on shareholder disputes). He regularly appears in the Commercial Court, the Chancery Division and in the BVI Commercial Court. He also regularly appears in arbitrations including inter alia ad hoc, LCIA.

  • Niall’s written submissions are great and he is very user-friendly and willing to roll his sleeves up when necessary.

    Legal 500
  • Very personable and easy to work with. Always gives the impression of having time to discuss matters, never rushed and employs a thoughtful approach

    Legal 500
  • His advice is crystal clear, he's extremely bright and he produces excellent results for his clients

    Chambers and Partners
  • Hardworking, approachable and has sound judgement

    Legal 500
  • Niall is an exceptional advocate - he's incredibly articulate, always well prepared and gets to grips with cases really quickly

    Chambers and Partners
  • He is driven and tenacious

    Chambers and Partners
  • A thoroughly nice barrister. He is always so well prepared and is very, very effective for his clients

    Chambers & Partners Global
  • He's a bright barrister - very easy to deal with and user-friendly

    Chambers and Partners
  • Written submissions are brilliant; never flustered and very responsive

    Legal 500
  • Niall is very responsive; he turns things around very quickly and is always solid in his advice

    Chambers and Partners
  • He is an excellent, robust barrister who has achieved good results. In person he comes across as considered and knowledgeable, while his written work is also excellent.

    Chambers & Partners Global
  • His written submissions are brilliant, he is never flustered and very responsive, and great on his feet in Court

    Legal 500
  • Clients love him as he always strikes up a great rapport and leaves no stone unturned.

    Chambers & Partners Global
  • He is a conscientious and tenacious barrister who is a pleasure to work with.

    Chambers & Partners Global
  • He has a good eye for a huge amount of detail, he absorbs massive amounts of information and doesn't seem to get fazed by it.

    Chambers & Partners
  • He quickly grasps complex facts and is able to sift through that to work out the relevant legal points that need addressing. The way he conducts himself is exemplary, his legal knowledge is very impressive as well.

    Chambers & Partners
  • Probably the most user-friendly barrister I have worked with, and also one of the sharpest minds.

    Legal 500, Commercial Litigation,
  • First-rate analytical skills.

    Legal 500
  • He is very bright, a pleasure to work and has first-rate analytical skills.

    Legal 500

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Career and Associations

BA Jurisprudence, Oriel College, University of Oxford (First Class Honours)

Oriel College Prize for Jurisprudence

Elected Scholar of Oriel College

Elected Exhibitioner of Oriel College

MA University of Dundee (First Class Honours (starred 1st, rank 1)

Called to the Bar 2000

Hardwicke Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn

Called to the Bar, Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, November 2003

Member of the Chancery Bar Association

Member of the Insolvency Lawyers’ Association

Member of the Commercial Bar Association

Member of INSOL International

Member of CLIPs Scheme


Contributor to Gore-Browne on Companies

Contributor to Enterprise Chambers’ Annotated Guide to Insolvency Legislation and Practice

Corporate Rescue and Insolvency (2014) 1 CRI 13, 1 February 2014, “Universalism and territoriality: foreign creditor elections in insolvency and anti-suit injunctions”.