Regulatory law (including regulatory crime), public law and associated areas including corporate governance, professional standards, and disciplinary proceedings. Advises, litigates, mediates and arbitrates for companies, organisations, individuals, Local Authorities and Regulatory Bodies. Wide experience in health and safety (including fire safety), food law, trading standards, product liability (including recalls) and environmental protection. Public law practice predominantly environment, planning and local government matters, particularly related to waste and disputes relating to the scope and exercise of statutory powers and corporate governance. Acts for decision-makers susceptible of Judicial Review and those who are challenging the lawfulness of the exercise of discretion. He has particular experience in cases involving scientific and technical evidence.
Called 1981 Middle Temple (Harmsworth Scholar). Appointed Queen’s Counsel 2010. Member of the Bar Council 1995-2000. Visiting Professor at Business Accountability and Responsibility Centre, University of South Wales; Honorary Fellow of the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology; Accredited Mediator; former Legal Advisor to the MPTS (formerly GMC and to the GDC Fitness to Practice Panel.
Food Law Group, ARDL, HSLA, Lex Anglo Brasil
Include (with Giles Atkinson and Noemi Byrd) “Planning Law and Practice” (2013) and “Planning Enforcement” (with Emmaline Lambert and Ed Grant) (2015). Various articles.