International commercial litigation with an emphasis on large mass tort and group actions, product liability, health and safety, environmental, regulatory and insurance law. Notable cases include: Representing VW in the Diesel Emissions claims; the Seroxat litigation; the Vedanta and Unilever group litigation, parent company, subsidiary jurisdiction claims; OCENSA Pipeline group litigation; Bomu Bonny Pipeline group litigation; Foodles film company Health & Safety prosecution; the Mesh Litigation; The Metal on Metal Hip litigation; the Atomic Veterans litigation; the Buncefield litigation; the Sabril litigation; Lubbe v Cape plc; Hodgson v Imperial Tobacco (the tobacco litigation); Bass Britvic v Terra; the Opren litigation; the Benzodiazepine litigation; Garland v West Wiltshire District Council; The Norplant litigation; the MMR litigation; group actions involving Prozac, Lariam, Minocin, Shiley heart valve, breast implants, drink contamination; the organo-phosphate litigation; the interest rate swap litigation; asbestos claims, mine radiation injury claims; other product liability cases for various manufacturers and producers; the Potters Bar Inquest; the King's Cross and Clapham Inquiries for the London Fire Brigade; the Severn Tunnel Inquiry.
Educated Wellington College; BA Hons Durham (Classics); Dip Law. Called to the Bar 1984. Silk: 2001. Author: 'Group Actions - Product Liability Law and Insurance'. CEDR Accredited Mediator. Bencher of the Inner Temple. Head of Chambers.
PNBA. Common Law and Commercial Bar Association. HSLA.
Born 1960. Married with four children.