Hilary joined the firm in 2022 as a Partner in the firm’s Corporate team. She obtained a degree in Law (LLB Honours) at the Queen’s University, Belfast and was formerly a partner in an international law practice.

Hilary’s main areas of practice are in corporate, corporate finance and equity investment with particular experience in the manufacturing and technology sectors.

She has advised a range of leading local SME’s, national and international businesses, private equity funds, international investors and public sector organisations on a full range of corporate finance matters.

Hilary has also worked as an external course adviser at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies in Belfast in the area of advanced company law. She is a member of the Law Society of Northern Ireland, the Institute of Directors, Women in Business and has been a council member of the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce.

Hilary is very involved in the start-up community and advises a range of companies at all stages of the growth cycle. She has been closely involved with the work at Catalyst Inc. and sat on the judging panel for the Invent awards for the last 2 years.

Hilary has been named as a "leading individual" by The Legal 500.

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