Profile

Eclectic practice spanning both commercial/chancery work and criminal work. One of few practioners to have such a diverse practice.
Ranked as a leading practitioner in commercial, banking, insolvency and chancery practice by the Legal 500 publication.

In practice since 1992 when called to the Bar in New South Wales Australia and since 1999 in England.

Experience in all levels of commercial/chancery work from County to High Courts in probate, insolvency, company, partnership, banking and credit, travel claims, landlord and tenant, sale of goods and contractual cases.
Professional negligence claims particularly involving solicitors, architects, surveyors and engineers
Particular interest in all areas of property litigation including Land Tribunal cases (formerly Land Registry Adjudications).
Particular interest in boundary disputes such as rights of way and adverse possession.

Experience in high end domestic and international arbitrations including appearing in Bocal v Bank of Nigeria (2012) £500 million claim against bank for breach of contract.

Diverse criminal practice from Magistrates Court to Court of Appeal.
Specialist Crown Court practice involving all areas of crime but with particular interest in white collar crime, fraud, trading standards, money laundering and drug supply.
Also interest in trafic and driving offences such as speeding, failure to supply etc.

Spent many years defending and prosecuting regulatory offences in Magistrates and Crown Court.

Experience in licensing cases particularly that relating to public houses, taxis and the security industry.
Also significant experience with noise and public nuisance cases both with respect to licensing and civil liability.

Experienced in Inquests and public inquiries.

Particularly interested in sports law and appearing before sporting tribunals.
Former professional cricketer.

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