CLA Vice President, Northern Ireland
Brian is managing partner of the firm and undertakes work relating to housing developments, site acquisition, site development, planning issues, joint ventures, licences, corporate sales and acquisitions, commercial litigation and reputation management. He has a particular experience in acting for consortia of landowners in concluding planning agreements.
Brian is regarded as one of the most experienced solicitor mediators in Northern Ireland and has pioneered the use of mediation for the resolution of commercial disputes and has lectured extensively in mediation both locally and internationally.
Brian is presently a member (and former Chair) of the Education Committee of the Law Society of Northern Ireland and has undertaken an extensive review of solicitors’ vocational training in Northern Ireland. Brian is also a member of the Council of the Law Society of Northern Ireland and former President of the Law Society of Northern Ireland for 2010 -2011.
Main Areas of Work:
Corporate & Acquisition
Banking & Securities
Commercial Property Development
Residential House Building Developments
Arbitration & Mediation
Matrimonial & Music Law