My Professional Background
I specialise in clinical negligence and personal injury and am responsible for a wide range of cases, including surgical error, misdiagnosis and psychiatric injuries. I have previously dealt with a number of industrial disease/injury cases.
I worked at the Royal Courts of Justice for 3 years before joining Watmores Solicitors in 1989, as an Outdoor Clerk. I remained at Watmores until 2010 having qualified as a solicitor in February 1998 and becoming a Partner in 2000. Since leaving Watmores I have worked for Nockolds, Tollers and latterly the Government Legal Department where my only client was the Ministry of Defence.
Achievements / Accreditations
- Accredited Litigator – Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
- I was one of the lead solicitors in the EL Policy Trigger Litigation which was described by The Lawyer magazine as one of the top ten cases in the UK in 2007 (this case decided which policy of insurance was triggered when someone was exposed to asbestos but did not develop a disease until many years later)
- Solicitor acting for the Defendants in the case of Jolley v L B Sutton (contributory negligence of children)
- Partner in a niche Defendant Insurance firm
- Head of Local Government Department at Nockolds
I was born in Enfield but now live in Brickendon just south of Hertford and have lived in Hertfordshire for the last 20 years. I was a Governor at Broxbourne Church of England Primary School. I have been Chairman and Treasurer of my local drama company and have performed in numerous plays. I have also directed plays including Abigail’s Party and The Shell Seekers.
I enjoy watching sport and have a passion for Antiques.
Three things people do not know about me:
- I have sung at the Royal Albert Hall (with the school choir (despite being tone deaf)
- I skied for the London Borough of Enfield in the London Youth Games
- I played rugby for Saracens (at junior level)