Joe specialises in in the full range of commercial real estate advice – to include commercial leasing, acquisitions & disposals, property finance and transactional work in an insolvency context.  He regularly appears in the Lands Tribunal in relation to business tenancies legislation. In addition, Joe is experienced in liquor licensing matters acting for owners of off-licences, public houses, restaurants, hotels, conference centres and outdoor sports stadia.

He is qualified to act in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.


“He knows the law inside and out and isn’t scared to put me on the correct path.” Chambers UK

“Joe is particularly good at stripping complex problems down and building them back up in a way you can understand.” Chambers UK

“Joe always made himself available for urgent queries and provided very practical and clear advice on complex and ever-changing legislation.” Chambers UK



  • Acting for Ulster Council, GAA in relation to property and licensing aspects of the redevelopment of Casement Park stadium.
  • Acting for a port authority in relation to leasing and land disposals for data centre and battery storage use.
  • Property acquisition and liquor licensing for a new hotel development in Belfast City Centre.
  • Purchase of significant commercial office buildings in Belfast City Centre.
  • Acting for a data centre operator in acquiring premises in Dublin.
  • Acquisition of a chain of off-licences to include the properties and liquor licences.
  • Regularly presents continuing professional development seminars for RICS.
  • Tutors for Queens University Belfast at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies.
  • Treasurer of the Northern Ireland Commercial Property Lawyers Association.