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.
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.