All aspects of chancery and commercial litigation especially as trial advocate; corporate and personal insolvency; commercial contracts including joint ventures, distribution and agency contracts and share and asset sale warranty claims; company law especially shareholder disputes;, directors’ duties and breach of trust/fiduciary duty claims; directors’ disqualification and directors’ and employee duties (including restrictive covenants and confidential information); partnership; banking (especially secured lending and guarantees); commercial property and landlord and tenant; professional negligence (especially solicitors, accountants, surveyors and financial advisers); sale of goods; fraud; commercial torts and insurance. Regularly instructed on behalf of the Government.
Lecturer in Law - University of Manchester 1984-89; Training Manager Norton Rose M5 Group 1989-91; Called to the Bar 1989; CEDR Accredited Mediator 2000; Year of Silk 2006; Recorder 2006; Authorised to sit as Deputy Judge of the High Court Chancery Division 2008; Master of the Bench of the Middle Temple 2011. Member of Hardwicke in London from 2011.
Chancery Bar Association (Committee Member); Northern Chancery Bar Association; Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association; member of the Northern and North Eastern Circuit.
Author of five chapters on information gathering and investigations in Tolley’s Insolvency. Member of the editorial board of Lexis Nexis PSL on Insolvency & Restructuring