Darren was admitted to the Roll in England and Wales in 2013 and qualified within a prominent national insurance litigation practice before returning to Belfast in 2015, where he worked within another global insurance litigation practice gaining experience in a broad range of defendant insurance litigation matters.
Whilst professional indemnity is Darren’s main focus, he has also had considerable exposure to general dispute resolution, including commercial litigation, judicial review, property damage matters, and defamation actions.
Darren joined Carson McDowell in 2022 as an Associate in the Professional Negligence team where he continues to advise insurers and their insured entities in the defence of claims typically arising against architects, accountants, solicitors, brokers, surveyors, engineers and other construction professionals. He has also brought successful recovery actions on behalf of insurers.
Darren’s practice predominantly involves dealing with High Court matters, where he has advised in high value cases brought against professionals on issues arising during the construction of numerous prominent local buildings. Darren has also recently delivered a series of webinars to national insurers on professional liability and procedural matters in Northern Ireland.
Darren is a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 and has been quoted as being ‘extremely diligent’.