Matt Higgins

Matt has had a lifelong love of the law. After graduating from Sheffield University in 1987, he cut his teeth with a number of prominent legal practices in Belfast, before setting up HHD with his partners in 1996. He specialises in Criminal Law and is passionate in his work in this field. Matt's work in Criminal Law, as well as in Human Rights and Judicial Review, has gained him a reputation as a tenacious and purposeful advocate. Indeed, he is a fully qualified Advanced Advocate and is a member of the Human Rights Practitioners Working Group. He has been instructed by both the Human Rights Commission and the Belfast Solicitors Association (BSA) to take Judicial Reviews for them, and to this end, his energetic pursuit of the justice has taken him from Belfast to Dublin, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

He is active within the wider legal arena including being appointed Chairman of Belfast Solicitors Association 2008/2009 and an active member of their Criminal Sub-Committee. He is also a director of the Old Museum Arts Centre in Belfast.


Matt is a member of the Belfast Solicitors Association - and the Law Society of Northern Ireland -

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