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Profile submitted by Paul Tweed

Practice Areas

the most well known case being for B J Eastwood against the boxer Barry McGuigan, resulting in an award of £450,000. Has acted for a number of international personalities including Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Liam Neeson, Harrison Ford, Neil Jordan, Ryanair, Justine Timberlake, Aston Kutcher, Nicolas Cage, and Johnny Depp. Represented Louis Walsh at the end of last year in a major libel action against The Sun newspaper, resulting in an effusive apology in open court and a six figure damages for the impressario. Acted for Robert McCartney QC, the former MP for North Down, who was awarded £80,000 in a high profile case against The Irish Times on the eve of the 1997 General Election, and for the actor Liam Neeson against a number of Irish newspapers. Has represented the Irish band The Corrs, Colin Farrell, Keith Duffy, Paddy McKillen and Patrick Kielty and was also involved in multiple defamation actions against UK and US-based internet book distributors, requiring the issue of what is believed to be the largest number of Writs in respect of the publication of one book. Acts for a number of other high profile media, political, public, business and legal personalities and also on the defence side for newspapers (including The Sunday Times) and other publications, in both Belfast and Dublin. Privacy - Has represented victims of the phone hacking scandal, including the Duchess of York and Uri Geller. Currently representing the actors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis in a High Court action in London. Intellectual Property - has represented high profile claimants such as Demi Moore and the Estate of the late George Best in relation to various IP issues. Personal injury - has had more than 35 years of experience in acting for a number of major insurance companies in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Professional Negligence - acts for several of P.I. Insurers and Plaintiffs in the jurisdictions of Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and England ; Wales. Mediation- A member of JAMS International Panel and founder of JAMS Ireland. Multiple Claimant Litigation - During the course of the past three decades, he has been involved in multiple claimant, defamation & personal injury actions.

Professional Memberships

Incorporated Law Society of Northern Ireland (1978); Law Society of England and Wales (1993); Law Society of Ireland (1999); Foreign Legal Consultant, California Bar Association (2010).