I qualified as a barrister in 2004 so have over 15 years’ experience.
My criminal practice sees me instructed in an array of both heavyweight and complex criminal cases across a wide spectrum of areas including fraud, serious violence, drugs and firearms offences as well as serious and historic allegations of sexual abuse.
I’m recognised for my expertise in regulatory criminal cases. I receive regular instructions from SMEs, local authorities, government bodies and insurers in relation to cases concerning health and safety, trading standards, environmental, aviation and maritime issues.
My practice includes all matters of professional discipline, including proceedings against health care professionals, proceedings brought by sporting regulatory bodies and police disciplinary hearings. I also gained particular experience of fitness to practice hearings whilst on secondment to the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a case presenter.
Finally, I have additional experience in licensing particularly in the field of taxi licencing, acting for both Local Authorities, Operators and individual drivers.
I particularly welcome direct access instructions relating to aviation offences and Pilots facing the prospect of CAA prosecution.
I have extensive experience of high profile sports law cases. Most notably I represented the former world number 4 snooker player Stephen Lee in his appeal against his disqualification from the sport. I also have experience of horse racing cases and have provided advice in respect of a riding ban for an international speedway rider.
In the world of football, I represented an ex-premiership and international footballer in relation to driving offences. I’ve also provided advice to football supporters groups in respect of banning orders and foreign travel bans. Additionally I have detailed knowledge of Police procedure and powers relating to sports events having been involved in criminal proceedings arising from violent disorder at the following matches: Bristol Rovers v Bristol City, Southampton FC v Portsmouth FC and Chelsea FC v Cardiff FC.
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