Colm graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, in 2013 with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B); completed his Master of Laws (LL.M) at the University of Cambridge Christ’s College in 2014 and completed the Bar Professional Training Course at Bloomsbury University of Law in 2015. During his studies Colm received several scholarships and awards, including the Spyrou Scholarship from Christ’s College, the Lord Denning, Hardwicke and Sunley Scholarships from Lincoln’s Inn, as well as being elected a Scholar of Trinity College, Dublin.
Before commencing pupillage, Colm worked as a legal assistant/researcher for Keating Chambers where he researched discrete questions of law relating to litigation, and prepared presentations and speeches given by members of chambers at conferences. He also interned at A&L Goodbody and the Electricity Supply Board in Dublin. Colm has contributed to several publications: He co-authored ‘Evidence to believe in – the meaning of FIDIC sub-clause 2.4’ (2016) 169 ICE Construction Law Quarterly 135 and authored ‘Reconciling the Irreconcilable: Ostensible Authority after Kelly v Fraser’ (2013) King’s Inns Law Review 1.
During the BPTC Colm participated in a number of mooting competitions, winning the University of Southampton Inter-Inns Moot, the University of Law Internal Moot, as well as being a finalist in the National Student Law Society Moot and a finalist and best speaker in the 7KBW - Clyde&Co Insurance Law Moot.
As a pupil Colm will gain experience in all of chambers’ core areas: commercial litigation, employment, personal injury, clinical negligence, insurance and reinsurance, professional negligence and tax.