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Areas of Practice:

  • Commercial
  • Employment
  • Direct Public Access
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property
  • Inquests & Inquiries


• University of Bristol, LLB (Hons.)


Comfortably into my fourth decade of practice, I provide robust, authoritative and commercially minded advice and representation to myriad clients, whilst remaining objective, approachable and retaining my sense of humour. With instructions ranging from magic circle firms to small high street practices, I relish the opportunity to forge a relaxed and close working relationship which is consequently more productive and effective. Undaunted and indefatigable, I am frequently instructed to appear alone against Queen's Counsel. I have been accepting instructions directly from members of the public since the inception of the direct public access scheme, allowing access to services that might ordinarily be prohibitively expensive. Particular expertise in cases involving medical and technical evidence.

Reported Cases:

• London Clubs Management Ltd. v Hood [2001] IRLR 719 (Disability, reasonable adjustments, sick pay)

• Brooks v Smith Corona (UK) Ltd. & Anor. [2002] UKEAT 486/00/2501 (TUPE, effect of former director purchasing business)

• Towergate Alliance Associates Ltd. v Jayne [2002] All ER (D) 295 (Mar) (Loans to company director)

• Chilli Developments Ltd. v The Commission for the New Towns & Anor. [2008] EWHC 1310 (QB) (Commercial property development, lock-out agreements)

• Procomm Consultancy Ltd. v HMRC [2010] UKFTT 561 (TC) (Commercial fraud, director's knowledge)

• R v Chapman [2010] Birmingham Crown Court (reported widely in media) (Care assistant, neglect)

• King v Medical Services International Ltd. [2012] EWHC 970 (QB) (Harassment and bullying at work, psychiatric injury)

• R v Turner [2012] Chelmsford Crown Court (reported widely in media) (Specialist Firearms Command officer, conspiracy to pervert the course of justice)

• Mardner v Gardner & Ors. [2014] UKEAT 0483/13/2507 (Costs, effect of legal expenses insurance)

• Mobile Sourcing Ltd. v HMRC [2014] UKFTT 1089 (TC) (Application of fraud exception to director's knowledge)

• Re. McConnell [2016] (Widely reported in media) (Inquest, death in custody, mis-prescription of methadone)

• Re. Carey [2019] (Widely reported in international media) (Inquest, Byron Hamburgers allergy death)


• ELA, ELBA, Harlequins RFC

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