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 8 years she has continued to build her extensive personal insolvency caseload. She acts on behalf of the majority of Insolvency Practitioners in NI and also receives regular instructions from English Insolvency Practitioners on NI Bankruptcy matters. She regularly attends before the Bankruptcy Master in the High Court. She 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 also 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 regularly acts on behalf of various individuals and directors/companies and advises on a wide range of insolvency matters including defending bankruptcy/winding up proceedings, Individual Voluntary Arrangements and Company Voluntary Arrangements, debt recovery, Stays in Advertisement of Bankruptcy and Annulment and Rescission Applications.
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 was recognised as a “Next Generation Lawyer” in last year’s edition of Legal 500. Clients acknowledged that I was “exceptionally knowledgeable on all corporate and personal insolvency matters, as well as being very well organised, and is an excellent ally in a litigation battle”.
She was also recognised as an “Associate to Watch” in last year’s edition of Chambers and Partners.
Caitriona is a member of the Law Society of Northern Ireland, the Northern Ireland Young Solicitors’ Association and the New York Bar Association.