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JP is a corporate and commercial lawyer with a wealth of knowledge gained from his time in private practice and general counsel roles. Advising on a range of legal issues faced by businesses including cyber security, fraud investigations and regulation, he is recognised as one of Northern Irelands leading lawyers and was requested by the Irish Prime Minister to participate in his Civic Forum of industry specialists discussing the impact of Brexit.

During his career JP has acted for many household names including General Electric, Coca Cola, Helical Bar, Translink Group, Hammerson PLC, the NI Utility Regulator, and Pfizer.

JP also serves as a non-executive director for a small number of organisations where he has piloted and enhanced modern corporate governance and risk management practices.

JP can be relied upon to clearly understand the brief and give good pertinent legal advice and wise counsel.

Catherine Mason
Chief Operating Officer of Spire Healthcare PLC (former CEO of Allied Healthcare)

JP is a first-class corporate and commercial lawyer. He inspires confidence, builds consensus and gets the deal done.

Gerry Carlile
Director/Owner, Evolve Communications & Public Affairs

JP brings a high degree of commercial acumen, combined with a rigorous approach. This greatly adds value in a complex organisation requiring both attention to detail and pragmatism both of which JP has in abundance.

Derek Wilson
Head of Mortgage Strategy, First Trust Bank

JP is a master tactician, a fantastic lawyer, and a very personable professional.

Patrick Anderson
Chief Financial Officer, Translink Group and Non-Executive Director with Mutual Energy

I have always found JP to be professional, well organised and extremely thorough in his approach to complex issues – an extremely capable solicitor.

Martin Pitt
Partner at PwC

JP is legally astute and tactically aware – a truly trusted advisor.

John Trethowan
former Chairman of Progressive Building Society, now Non-Executive with SONI/Eirgrid, and also Credit Review Officer for the Irish Prime Minister

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