I am a barrister with 25 years experience in common law and commercial law. I am qualified to appear in all the Courts and Tribunals of England and Wales.
I read Law at Queen Mary, University of London where I graduated with an upper second class LL.B (Honours)in 1993.
I qualified as a barrister in 1994 at the Inns of Court School of Law with a grading of very competent.
I was called to the bar by Lincoln's Inn in November 1994 and completed my training (pupillage) at 13 King's Bench Walk, Temple.
I can be instructed directly by a member of the public or through a solicitor. I am fully qualified to accept instructions from the public under the Bar Council's direct access scheme. Details of the direct access scheme can be found on my links and resources page. I am fully insured with Bar Mutual in relation to all my professional activities as a barrister.
I can advise in relation to all aspects of civil and commercial litigation within my areas of specialism. I can also provide a written opinion on a point of law or practice. I can meet with clients to discuss their case and provide my advice in person at a conference. I am happy to travel to meet with clients at a place which is most convenient for them or can conduct meetings by Skype for Business or Zoom.
Please use my contact page to send me an outline of your query and I will respond within 2 working days. If I am unable to help you with your problem then I will endeavour to recommend another barrister or solicitor who may be able to assist you.
Since starting practice as a barrister I have had a wide ranging general common law and commercial practice. In particular I have been regularly instructed in cases involving insurance claims, credit hire claims, freezing injunctions, intellectual property claims, negligence claims, personal injury claims and contractual disputes.
I have represented all types of client in my 25 years. From individuals that have never needed to go to Court to multinational companies and businesses. I pride myself on representing each client with dedication and commitment. My aim is to provide the highest possible standards of advice and advocacy to my clients.
I represent Claimants and Defendants and abide strictly by the cab rank rule. Since 2014 I have worked as a sole practitioner working predominantly in the London Courts and the Courts of the south of England. However, I am very happy to travel to any part of England and Wales.
I am a leading junior in the field of Credit Hire representing both Claimants and Defendants. I was junior counsel in the leading Court of Appeal decisions of Beechwood v. Hoyer Group  and Clayton v. EUI Limited & McBride v. UK Insurance Limited .
I also deal with claims where there are complicated issues surrounding insurance claims and cases where there are complicated issues concerning psychiatric expert evidence. I was junior counsel with Richard Spearman QC in the seminal decision of the Court of Appeal in Dunnage v. Randall & UK Insurance Limited .
In addition to my common law practice I undertake commercial work as well as specialising in some forms of Intellectual Property. My IP work has largely revolved around the music and film industry and I have represented household names such as David Essex, "The Village People" and Bruce Foxton of "The Jam".
I also have considerable experience in obtaining and defending applications for interim injunctive relief especially national and international freezing orders. In the case of Xhosa v. Multi Circuit Boards  I successfully obtained numerous national and international injunctive orders including a Passport Impoundment Order.