He is accredited by The Society of Mediators and can mediate in the following area’s:
- Contract disputes of all types
- Money claims
- Defective goods and service
- Domestic and commercial building disputes
- Professional negligence
- Disputes between the owners of businesses including partnership and shareholder disputes
- Intellectual Property
- Land law/neighbour disputes including boundary issues.
Prior to this he practised very successfully as a Barrister for many years in a number of areas; including Family, Employment and general Common Law before deciding to specialise in Crime. He defended and prosecuted in many serious cases from his chambers at 2 Hare Court and was Treasurer of the Criminal Bar Association for 3 years. He became a Circuit Judge in 2001 and spent 7 years at Southwark Crown Court trying many serious fraud cases before deciding to move to Kingston Crown Court in 2008 where he continued to try serious cases from all over the UK. He was then authorised to try Murder and Terrorist cases and towards the end of his judicial career, he tried many of these cases at the Old Bailey. He was appointed as a judicial member of the Parole Board in 2003 and served until 2016 in that capacity dealing primarily with murderers coming to the end of their fixed terms. He has been married for nearly 40 years and has 3 children and 3 grandchildren (so far). He tries to keep fit by cycling and playing golf and, when Covid allows, is a keen skier.