My Professional Background
I was born and brought up in Ealing and went to secondary school in Hammersmith.
I studied history at Christs College, Cambridge and went from there to The College of Law in Guildford.
I joined the firm which became Stafford Young Jones in 1974, first as an articled clerk, then as an assistant solicitor before becoming a partner.
I specialised in dispute resolution and was the managing partner before the merger with Attwaters. I have always enjoyed helping clients understand the law and resolving problems. In recent years I have enjoyed going in to schools and giving careers advice, helping with writing CVs and giving interview practice.
I am married with two adult children. I played football for as long as I was able and have always supported Spurs but fell out of love with the game and now I watch more rugby and have a season ticket at Harlequins. I am interested in UK and US politics and enjoy gardening, walking and holidays in Italy.