Hilary joined the firm in 2017 as a Director in the firm’s corporate/commercial  team.  She graduated from the Queen’s University and qualified as a Solicitor in 1998.   Hilary has practiced in Northern Ireland for 18 years and was previously a partner in the corporate team of a large Belfast/International Law firm.

Hilary has extensive experience in all types of corporate finance, transactional and commercial work.  This includes mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investment, corporate governance, reorganisations and restructurings, joint ventures and collaborations and commercial contracts. She also has unique experience in Northern Ireland of the higher education and life sciences sectors having spent 12 months leading the commercial legal team at Queens University, Belfast.

Hilary has been named as a ‘leader in the field’ for corporate finance in Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession and recommended in the Legal 500. Hilary has also worked as course adviser and tutor at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies in Belfast in the area of advanced company law.