I was called in 1982, became a Recorder of the Crown Court in 2007 and took silk in 2009. I have been in my current chambers since 1996. As a junior, I had a general common law practice for about ten years, before deciding to specialize in crime.
I now practise in serious, general and financial crime. By design, I have always both prosecuted and defended. In silk, I have appeared in multiple cases of homicide, serious sexual offences and fraud, in courts throughout England and Wales.
Since 2015, I have been the co-head of chambers at 23, Essex Street. I am a member of the Criminal Bar Association and the Fraud Lawyers Association.
In silk, have developed a specialist appellate practice and thus of the art of written advocacy. I have appeared in all manner of such hearings, including conventional appeals, references by the Attorney General, CCRC referrals and applications to quash acquittals. On average I now appear in that court about a dozen times a year. This includes leading reported Guideline cases, some conducted before five judge courts presided over by the LCJ.