Before becoming a Barrister I was also a qualified solicitor and solicitor advocate, which gives me a detailed understanding of what you’ll need as a Direct to Barrister client, and the challenges you’ll face. My clients also value my highly practical approach and ability to think ahead – providing advice designed to minimise future disruption for you.
Although I’m a personable and friendly character, with whom clients find it easy to build a rapport, I’m also known as a very robust barrister, often chosen where there is likely to be a difficult opponent, or an unsympathetic judge.
As well as representing you at court, I am happy to provide written advice, and can often turn papers around in short timescales where the urgency of the case requires.
As well as my local cases I’ve spent time working with the International Bar Association on matters including the legal status of the Tamils, and the abolition of the death penalty in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
My experience and clarity also make me respected as a public speaker, and I’ve delivered many seminars and lectures, and been guest speaker at charity events both to the legal profession and the non-legal world.
Before coming to the Bar, I was a professional rugby player, and represented England and Ireland in various rugby age groups, as well as playing for British Universities.