I am a self-employed lawyer, specifically a barrister, with a mixed civil practice.
I was called to the Bar in 2011 having previously spent 16 years as a firefighter, initially with Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service and then with South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue. I left the fire service after starting a part-time law degree and then went on to qualify for the Bar.
After qualifying as a barrister and before starting in practice, I taught law at undergraduate and postgraduate level at Sheffield Hallam University (teaching Equity and Trusts, Land Law and Intellectual Property Law) before moving to London to take up a fixed-term position as a Judicial Assistant in the Court of Appeal to Lord Dyson, the then Master of the Rolls, in 2012/13.
I advise and represent both claimants and defendants in civil matters and disputes.
I am a full member of Clerksroom chambers – more of a virtual (online) chambers as opposed to a traditional chambers located in a physical location where all (or most) of the barristers have a room in the building. Barristers at Clerksroom are located all around the country and generally operate from home.
I am personally located in Worksop, North Nottinghamshire (between Sheffield, Lincoln, Nottingham and Chesterfield). I am not restricted to my local area and I am able to travel further afield.
In addition to accepting instructions in the traditional way (from solicitors through Clerksroom) I am also authorised to accept instructions on a direct access basis with an extension to my practising certificate allowing me to conduct litigation.
More information on how to instruct me for advice or representation can be found in the ‘Direct Access Instruction‘ section of this website.