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I read law at the University of Manchester and subsequently qualified as a solicitor with Clifford Chance in 1989. I was a corporate lawyer at Herbert Smith before joining Davenport Lyons as a partner in 1999. I love the intellectual challenge of the law and the way that the law can be used to solve problems.

I am a corporate M&A lawyer by background and practice, but I also have extensive experience in AIM, the London Stock Exchange and in  shareholder disputes.

Outside of work,  my time is spent mainly with my family, socialising with friends and trying to keep fit by walking the dog and running as far and as fast as possible around Weybridge, where I live.

Which living person do you most admire?

Sir Alex Ferguson

What would your best words of advice be?

Never ever make assumptions, and always look forward, not back.


  • Davenport Lyons
  • Herbert Smith
  • Clifford Chance


  • The Lawyer Hot 100 – included in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 2018 for the standout lawyers in the UK over the past year.
  • The Legal 500 - recommended lawyer in 2015, 2017 and 2018 for Corporate and Commercial.

Corporate & Commercial


Education (University):
University of Manchester