JP is a corporate, commercial technology, & data lawyer with 18 years of experience. JP’s international client base includes global brands, online platforms, tech-businesses, regulators and regulated companies in telecoms, energy and transport sectors.
JP has a wealth of corporate law experience and has participated in Brexit Civic Forums at the invitation of the Irish Prime Minister. In addition to JP’s corporate and commercial legal workload, JP also serves as non-executive director, company secretary and audit committee member for several external organisations located in Bermuda, Zurich and Belfast – all of which makes him uniquely placed to advise on the latest risk management, audit and corporate governance practices.
JP can be relied upon to clearly understand the brief and give good pertinent legal advice and wise counsel.
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.
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.
Head of Mortgage Strategy, First Trust Bank
JP is a master tactician, a fantastic lawyer, and a very personable professional.
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.
Partner at PwC
JP is legally astute and tactically aware – a truly trusted advisor.
former Chairman of Progressive Building Society, now Non-Executive with SONI/Eirgrid, and also Credit Review Officer for the Irish Prime Minister
Data Protection & Regulation
Please note: The experience list above may include examples of work completed prior to joining Keystone Law.
Recognised by the Legal 500 2018 for M&A up to £50m and Northern Ireland: Corporate and Commercial
Participated in the Irish Prime Minister’s Civic Forum on Brexit (at his invitation), and have been a trainer / public speaker at events by the Institute of Directors, Whitehall officials, and others.
Certificate in Corporate Governance from the Institute of Administrative Management, full member of the Institute of Directors, and affiliate member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.
|2018||Equiis Technology | Company Secretary in the UK|
|2017||Keystone Law | Consultant Solicitor|
|2014||Northern Ireland Housing Executive, Northern Ireland Public Service Ombudsman | Non-Executive Member|
|2010 - 2017||Translink Group | General Counsel & Company Secretary|
|2006 - 2010||NI Utility Regulator/Energy Regulator | Legal Director|
|2004||Qualified as a solicitor in Northern Ireland|
|2003||Qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales|
|2001 - 2006||Private Practice (including Clifford Chance LLP & Arthur Cox) | Corporate Lawyer|