Aidan graduated in Law from Queen’s University, Belfast in 1985. After attending the Institute of Professional Legal Studies in Belfast, in 1987 he joined Francis J Irvine & Co, a highly regarded niche defence litigation firm, becoming a partner in 1998.

There he specialised in defending public liability, employer’s liability and motor claims for leading insurers and developed particular expertise in defending schools and colleges in both employer’s liability and public liability actions, with many notable successes.

Following the merger of Francis J Irvine & Co with Carson McDowell in 2018, he joined Carson McDowell as a consultant and continues to specialise in defence litigation, most often on behalf of educational establishments, nurseries and churches on instructions from their insurers.

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