l graduated from Birmingham University with an Honours Degree in Law in 1977.
My training was with a long established regional firm and I qualified as a solicitor in 1980. After working for a period in London I was offered a partnership with a firm in my home territory of north Hertfordshire. My job was to establish new departments and branch offices which gave me a very rich and broad experience of dealing with different types of law in different environments.
As a result I have been lucky enough to practice in a wide range of disciplines including commercial property law, company and business acquisitions, tax and probate, domestic conveyancing, matrimonial law, civil litigation, criminal advocacy, personal injury and professional negligence work. That variety of experience enables me to consider cases from different angles which often helps me to find solutions or identify problems that others may miss.
I like to spend my spare time with family and friends. When they get too noisy I enjoy reading and listening to music, preferably live.
If I am feeling energetic I go to the gym or if very energetic I enjoy skiing and trekking. So far I have been lucky enough to walk extensively in Tasmania and Victoria in Australia, the Everest foothills in Nepal and the 1000 year old pilgrimage to the shrine of St. James in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain.