Colm Owens




Colm graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast in 1982 with an LLB Honours.  From 1982 until 1984 he served as an apprentice with J G O’Hare & Company Solicitors and qualified as a Solicitor in 1984.  From 1984 until 1995 he worked as an Assistant Solicitor with J G O’Hare & Company before being made a Partner in 1995.  Colm qualified as a Solicitor Advocate in 2005 having obtained a Certificate in Advanced Advocacy from the Institute of Professional Legal Studies.

Colm has a very diverse Plaintiff practice particularly in:

 • the promotion of personal injury claims involving accidents at work, road traffic accidents, tripping accidents and actions against public authorities
 • medical negligence

and also has considerable experience in:

 • public law, including judicial review for a major public sector organisation and for private clients
 • high profile criminal trials and public enquiries

Brendan has a wide portfolio of clients and specialises in defence civil litigation and commercial litigation and arbitration. Allied to this he is also involved in corporate manslaughter and HSC investigations.  Brendan also has a keen interest in commercial transactions generally including company acquisition and disposal, and is a key advisor to a major waste management company.  

Brendan has also successfully litigated in company disputes between shareholders and has most recently been involved in advising on the impact of the NAMA legislation in Northern Ireland. Brendan has a reputation for assertive practice married to a practical interpretation of law to assist clients in pursuing their interests, bearing in mind the testing economic climate that exists today.

Brendan has a wide portfolio of clients and specialises in defence civil litigation and commercial litigation and arbitration. Allied to this he is also involved in corporate manslaughter and HSC investigations.  Brendan also has a keen interest in commercial transactions generally including company acquisition and disposal, and is a key advisor to a major waste management company. 

 

Brendan has also successfully litigated in company disputes between shareholders and has most recently been involved in advising on the impact of the NAMA legislation in Northern Ireland. Brendan has a reputation for assertive practice married to a practical interpretation of law to assist clients in pursuing their interests, bearing in mind the testing economic climate that exists today.