Caitriona graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 2007 with a 2:1 Honors LLB and a Certificate in American Business Practice. She completed her traineeship with the firm and qualified as a Solicitor in 2010, joining the Insolvency and Business Restructuring Team.
Caitriona’s particular area of expertise is in personal insolvency and over the past 7 years she has continued to build her extensive personal insolvency caseload. She acts on behalf of the majority of local NI Insolvency Practitioners and also receives regular instructions from English Insolvency Practitioners on NI Bankruptcy matters. She regularly attends before the Bankruptcy Master in the High Court.
Caitriona also provides daily advice to her local and national insolvency practitioner and banking clients on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters relating to Administrations, Liquidations, Company Voluntary Arrangements, Individual Voluntary Arrangements and Bankruptcies.
She has extensive experience in providing enforcement advice to lenders, with a particular focus on the appointment of Fixed Charge Receivers and acting in distressed property sales. She also provides tailored advice in respect of enforcement and debt recovery proceedings in the High Court and County Court and acts for individuals and companies in both bringing and defending insolvency proceedings.
Caitriona has been recommended in The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2016 edition within the area of Insolvency and Corporate Recovery.
In 2013 Caitriona obtained a Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency, with Distinction, from the Insolvency Practitioners’ Association. This exam is widely acknowledged as an important intermediate insolvency qualification normally taken by accountants, covering both personal and corporate insolvency.
Caitriona is a member of the Law Society of Northern Ireland, the Northern Ireland Young Solicitors’ Association and the New York Bar Association.