Criminal defence lawyer, specialising in crime, professional misconduct and inquests. Regularly involved in high-profile cases. Acknowledged expert in police shooting cases. Represented police firearms officers in the Jean Charles de Menezes, Mark Duggan, and Azelle Rodney shooting cases - July 2015 successfully defended the officer at his trial for murder. Advised the officers in the investigation following the police response to the Westminster and Borough Market terrorist attacks in 2017. Currently representing officer W80 in disciplinary proceedings following the shooting of Jermaine Baker in 2015. Represented officers in the inquests in 2019 into deaths of Duncan Tomlin in 2014 and Leroy Medford in 2017. Lectures on post incident procedures in death or serious injury investigations. Expert in police disciplinary proceedings and coroners’ inquests and has been involved in Judicial Review proceedings on the controversial issues of anonymity and self-defence.
Qualified 1983. Undertook prosecution work for Surrey Constabulary pre the Crown Prosecution Service. Joined Russell Jones and Walker (now Slater and Gordon Lawyers) in 1986 and specialised in defence work thereafter. 1989: partner at Russell Jones and Walker. Currently national practice group leader heading the crime and regulatory group at Slater and Gordon.
Member of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association