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My additional expertise includes:

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Health & Safety
  • Planning, planning enforcement and planning inquiries
  • Inquests
  • Disciplinary tribunals
  • Corporate governance (including anti-corruption and bribery)
  • Courts Martials
  • Sports law

How much experience do you have in this area?

I have a wealth of experience gained over 40 years.

Legal Expertise

My practice covers all aspects of criminal law, and particularly over recent years, in allegations of serious and non-recent sexual offending and ‘shaken baby’ homicides and assaults. I’m also experienced in offences involving organised crime, white and blue collar fraud, firearms, drugs, explosives, computer crime, copyright theft, proceeds of crime, money laundering and road traffic.

My public and regulatory law expertise includes:

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Health & Safety
  • Planning, planning enforcement and planning inquiries
  • Inquests
  • Disciplinary tribunals
  • Corporate governance (including anti-corruption and bribery).
  • Courts Martials
  • Sports law

Over the past five years my practice has involved advising on the ever-increasing volume of regulation affecting the financial sectors. I’ve been instructed by an overseas investment bank in relation to its obligations under the European Market Infrastructure Regulations (MMIR), the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), the obligations that the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) imposes (introduced by the American government with effect from July 2013) and of its responsibilities under the Dodd-Frank Act.

The economic situation has also seen a growth in the number of small to medium sized businesses enter the ‘Peer to Peer’ lending market.  I’m currently advising a small British PLC wishing to create a peer to peer lending operation on the regulatory framework attaching to such an operation and I’ve also started drafting of the documentation required for use in this new venture.

My sports law practice routinely includes sporting disciplinary issues and I also have the expertise involving situations in which the criminal law impinges upon a sports personality or sporting activity.

A key area of my sports law practice involves cases including anti-corruption, bribery and corporate governance and I’ve been involved in issues from both the individual and a club’s perspective.

I also have a particular interest in the regulation and discipline of football, rugby, motor sport, horseracing and greyhound racing.

Recent cases including advising and representing a footballer accused of racial abuse and assault; and advising a premier league football player in relation to motoring and accusations of dishonesty. I also represented another premier league footballer in relation to criminal charges involving assault and public order offences.

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