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I became a barrister after a career in the British Army. I’m regularly instructed in dynamic and complex cases and am known for my pragmatic and robust style.

Legal Expertise

I regularly represent NHS organisations and large multi-national companies, including a supermarket chain, a leading multi-national engineering group and a number of car manufacturers. I’ve also represented a European Embassy, a number of local authorities and myriad of SMEs across all areas of employment law. I’ve developed a particular focus on whistleblowing and discrimination cases.

In addition I’ve acted on behalf of employees in cases of a sensitive nature, including a Muslim woman in a claim for sex discrimination against her Muslim employers, a nurse involved in the alleged mistreatment of nuns at a Convent which received coverage in the national media and a number of high profile claimants.

Recent cases have included:

  • Acting on behalf of an NHS organisation in its successful defence of a claim of race and age discrimination
  • Acting on behalf of an NHS organisation in its successful defence of a complex whistleblowing claim
  • Acting on behalf of an NHS organisation in its successful defence of a claim of disability discrimination
  • Acting on behalf of a household brand in its defence of seven interrelated race discrimination claims
  • A number of complex discrimination and whistleblowing claims in the airline industry.

Within my sports law practice I represent employees and organisations in professional disciplinary hearings and have recently carried out a number of internal investigations on behalf of well-known sport governing bodies.

I’m currently a Judicial Officer at World Rugby; Six Nations; European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR), Rugby Europe/7s and the Rugby Football Union (RFU).

I’ve also chaired disciplinary hearings for the Army Rugby Union, acted as a panel member on a disciplinary panel for British Gymnastics and carried out a confidential investigation on behalf of a British Olympic organisation.

In addition, I’ve been appointed to the Sport Resolutions Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators.

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