Barbara Creed, Partner, Belfast - A&L Goodbody

Barbara Creed

Barbara is Partner in A&L Goodbody's Litigation and Dispute Resolution team. She represents a large number of high profile clients in both local and multi-jurisdictional disputes and prides herself on her commitment to obtaining commercially advantageous outcomes. Barbara is highly regarded for her ability to deal with complex disputes in the following areas: insurance, land, intellectual property, shareholder & corporate, probate, professional negligence and contractual disputes. Barbara is highly experienced in the various forms of alternative dispute resolution.


Experience includes advising:  

  • A  significant number of directors and shareholders in a range of complex and often highly contentious corporate disputes to include minority shareholder disputes, derivative actions, disputes concerning share purchase agreements. These often involve a range of interlocutory actions including mareva injunctions and seizing orders. 
  • Numerous property developers and owners of high profile retail parks in a range of High Court actions relating to land and development disputes, often involving applications for injunctions.
  • Various clients in commercial contract disputes. Examples include acting in a recent high value High Court action pertaining to a policy of professional indemnity insurance, a dispute regarding the production of significant machinery for the pharmaceutical industry and a contract relating to the provision of IT services to a Council in England.

Market Recommendations

  • "A practitioner who gets to know the case inside out. She covers a range of property disputes and is also broadly experienced in the wider commercial litigation sphere." (Chamber UK 2017)
  • "She’s very cool, calm and collected under fire. She also has a really good breadth of knowledge.  Her experience spans the full range of real estate disputes." (Chambers UK 2015)
  • "Barbara earns recognition after a successful year advising on a range of matters.  Clients say she is ‘dogged, thorough and extremely good at giving it to you straight'." (Chambers UK 2014)


  • LLB, University of Ulster, Belfast, 2003
  • Solicitor, Northern Ireland, 2005  
  • Solicitor, England and Wales, 2015

Professional Activities

Barbara is a member of the Law Society of Northern Ireland and the Law Society of England and Wales and holds a Certificate in Advanced Advocacy from the Law Society of Northern Ireland. She is also a member of the Commercial Litigation Association of England and Wales and the Commercial Litigation Association of Ireland.

Barbara Creed

T: +44 (28) 9072 7445

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A practitioner who gets to know the case inside out...

(Chamber UK 2017)