Call: England and Wales: 2018 New Zealand: 2013
Seamus has a broad commercial chancery practice with a particular focus on chambers’ areas of expertise in company, insolvency and commercial law. He undertakes both litigation and advisory work and accepts instructions on a led and unled basis. He regularly appears in the High Court and County Courts and has recent, successful experience as junior counsel in a large High Court commercial trial.
Prior to joining chambers, Seamus practised in New Zealand, where he was admitted as a Barrister & Solicitor in 2013. Seamus appeared frequently and mostly unled in numerous criminal, public/regulatory and civil law cases (including trials with and without a jury) in New Zealand’s District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal. He worked across a wide spectrum of legal areas, including for governmental and commercial clients. He was also a judicial assistant at the Court of Appeal.
After joining chambers, Seamus also spent six months on secondment in the Financial Institutions Disputes Group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and in the Corporate/M&A team at Slaughter and May.
Seamus graduated first in his year in law from the University of Canterbury and holds a first class Master of Law from the University of Cambridge. He was President of the Canterbury and New Zealand law students’ associations and served on the New Zealand Council of Legal Education for three years.