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Martin O'Brien

Mr Martin O'Brien

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Telephone Direct Line: (028) 9097 4580
Room: 1.6



  • LLB
  • Certificate in Professional Legal Studies
  • Barrister-at-Law 
  • LL.M (Human Rights & Emergency Law) 
  • Bar of Ireland
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Martin O’Brien was called to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 1989 and at the Bar specialises in Employment and Discrimination Law.  He is also a trained mediator.

Martin was a part-time Chairman of the Industrial Tribunal & The Fair Employment Tribunal of Northern Ireland from 1998 – 2009. He is a part-time Chairman of the Appeals Tribunal and Disability Appeals Tribunal.

Outside the Institute, Martin serves on a number of Boards and Committees and is a member of the Board of Governors of Saint Patrick’s Academy, Dungannon.


Martin O’Brien was appointed a part-time lecturer at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies in 1999, and lectures in Criminal Procedure on Indictment, Liquor Licensing Law, Employment Tribunal Practice & Procedure and Professional Conduct for Barristers, as well as assisting with the delivery of training on advocacy and moot court competitions. Martin is a member of the Board of Examiners of the Institute, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars on Employment Law.

Institute of Professional Legal Studies
10 Lennoxvale
Belfast   BT9 5BY

Tel: 028 9097 5567