I joined Hodge Jones and Allen as a paralegal in 2009. Following the completion of my legal training, I qualified as a solicitor in 2013.
As a member of the Civil Liberties department, I specialise in civil actions and human rights claims against the police and other public authorities; Inquests following deaths in custody; compensation applications for victims of miscarriage of justice; judicial review challenges and personal injury claims.
I have a particular interest in civil actions resulting from police misconduct at public demonstrations; where protesters rights to freedom of assembly and expression have been compromised. I have acted for victims of police misconduct at the 2009 G20 anti-capitalism demonstrations; the 2011 ‘Royal Wedding’ anti-monarchist demonstrations; the Critical Mass bicycle ride during the London Olympics opening ceremony; anti-deportation demonstrations at Colnbrook Immigration Detention Centre and numerous anti-austerity demonstrations.
- “Cormac was professional and personable, focused but never short. He explained complex issues well and gave excellent advice while listening carefully to me. He was extremely thorough, really proactive and left no stone unturned. I could not imagine anyone better! Sensitive and determined.”
- LPC, University of Law, London Bloomsbury, September 2008 – 2010 (Distinction)
- GDL, College of Law, Chester, 2006 – 2008
- Management & Information Systems BSc Hons: Queens University Belfast, 2000 – 2004
- Admitted as a Solicitor, 2013
- Hodge Jones & Allen, Trainee Solicitor, 2011-2013
- Hodge Jones & Allen, Paralegal, 2009-2011
- McKeowns Solicitors, 2006-09
Membership & Appointments
- Police Action Lawyers Group
I enjoy travel, photography, football, live music and collecting records.