Profile

Why come to me? I am friendly and approachable, and provide sensible, practical advice to my clients. I am experienced and accomplished barrister, and I have dealt with numerous cases on a direct access basis, both for SMEs and other organisations and for individuals, and I understand the difficulties facing those involved in litigation. I have the patience, skill and experience to guide my clients through the pressure and stress of litigation, with calm and understanding. My recent or ongoing direct access cases include property disputes, Inheritance Act claims, all types of employment cases, contract claims and disputed wills.

I always advise my clients in a straightforward way, and represent their interests diligently. I am a robust negotiator and highly effective in Court, and I will always fight for your interests. I am a very experienced barrister with over 23 years experience, and I deal with a broad range of high value cases, including multi-million pound disputes.

Wills and Estates - I have a particular expertise in disputed wills and Inheritance Act claims, with a number of reported cases.
Court of Protection - including statutory wills and disputes about deputies.
Commercial and contract - and general civil litigation of all types including:
• partnership
• solicitors negligence
• injunctions
• insolvency
• directors disqualification
• shareholders disputes
Property and trusts - in particular:
• land disputes
• easements and rights of way
• boundary disputes
• trusts of land for unmarried couples
• estoppel
Employment - the full range of employment matters, including:
• unfair dismissal
• discrimination of all types
• harassment
• whistle-blowing
• TUPE
• bonus claims

I am consistently ranked as a leading Junior in the main guides to the legal profession - Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500.

Chambers & Partners 2017
“He is extremely thorough and builds a strong rapport with clients from the outset” “Clients appreciate his clear approach and no-nonsense advice.”
Chambers & Partners 2015
“He is just absolutely brilliant with clients. He is very charming and understands how to deal with clients in different emotional situations.” “He is very experienced, practical and good on his feet.”
Chambers & Partners 2014
“He has a relaxed approach and builds an excellent rapport with clients. You get a real sense that he enjoys what he does, so the clients warm to him and he will sit down with the client to get a real understanding of the case without watching the clock.” “He is very good under pressure, really client-friendly and a very good advocate.”

The Legal 500: Recommended as a leading Tier 1 individual since 2011.
“detailed preparation, rigorous analysis, an unflappable approach and a strong Court presence ... an effective all-round advocate.”
“He is a fearless trial advocate, an incisive cross-examiner and a tough and effective negotiator.”

What I provide:
An initial response within 48 hours (acknowledging your enquiry and setting up a brief phone call);
Help with letter writing and drafting legal documents;
Advice on your claim or defence;
Representation at Court or Tribunal (at trial and in other hearings);
Fixed fees where possible.

My full profile (showing full areas of work, recommendations and notable cases) is available on my chambers website. Search for me at Parklane Plowden.

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