Civil/commercial: in particular, both litigation and advisory work relating to banking/financial services (including internet banking, plastic money, investment management and mis-selling), professional negligence (especially financial services, accountancy/audit and legal services), regulatory compliance and professional discipline (in particular, relating to lawyers, accountants/auditors or financial services), and JR of regulators. Extensive experience of mediation of large commercial and professional negligence claims as advocate and also an accredited CEDR mediator. Accepts appointments as arbitrator.
Called 1988; QC 2006. Member (2010-2015) and Vice-Chair (2013-2015) of Bar Standards Board. Bencher of Inner Temple. Member of Abu Dhabi Global Markets Appeals Panel. Member of Astana International Financial Centre Advisory Panel. Appointed Deputy High Court Judge 2016.
Contributor to “Professional Negligence and Liability” (ed. Simpson) on the liability of Fund Managers, and on Expert Witnesses; “The Law of Bank Payments” (eds. Brindle & Cox, 5th Ed) on Plastic Money, and on Internet payments; Bullen, Leake and Jacobs ‘Precedents of Pleadings’ (professional negligence); “Guide to the Legal Services Act 2007” (eds. Miller & Thorne, 2009) on the regulatory framework, and on the Legal Services Board.
Balliol College, Oxford (Brackenbury Scholar; BA 1986). City University (1987 Dip Law).
Languages: French, Italian.