Initially employed in the solicitors branch of the profession, with 2 years as an articled clerk dealing with a wide variety of matters, followed by a period of employment with HM Customs and Excise (VAT division).
On transfer to the Bar, fron 1984 to 1989 practiced from the Chambers of the Attorney General (then, Sir Michael Havers). Based in Birmingham since 1989, was previously Head of Chambers at Victoria Chambers, prior to joining Citadel.
Instructed – predominantly by the defence but also by the prosecution - in a wide variety of criminal matters at Crown Court and appellate level : murder / manslaughter, armed robbery and other offences involving firearms, rape and other serious sexual offences, drugs importation and supply, dishonesty of all kinds. Particular expertise in dealing with young or vulnerable defendants.
Extensive experience of Courts martial at first instance and appellate level (Court of Appeal Courts Martial Division), involving servicemen from both Army and RAF : various charges, including those arising from assaults between servicemen, and from alleged bullying of recruits by higher ranks.
Continuing professional development
An approved pupil supervisor.