I have a background of dealing with all aspects of the law but with a particular knowledge of practice and procedure that earned me a reputation of being able to find a way to “get the job done” acting as an agent in for other solicitors around the country and abroad in all courts from the London County Courts to the House of Lords (now the Supreme Court) and even the Privy Council.
Since around the year 2000 I have specialised in any disputes concerning Property, such as Commercial Landlord & Tenant issues on lease renewals, dilapidations, service-charges and tenant insolvency; Business Rates claims; Squatters Removal; Rights of Way; Boundary Disputes and Rent Recovery. Whilst my services are mainly sought when a dispute arises, I am frequently involved in advising ahead of a dispute and on advance strategy to avoid disputes if possible.
I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and have previously been engaged to speak to an audience of young people wishing to join that profession.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I consider the role of a lawyer to be a facilitator helping people achieve their aims in life and resolving the stumbling blocks life sometimes puts in the way. Growing up I always considered that the role inspired respect and confidence from the general public and the fact that it was also well paid was a welcome bonus.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
I do like finding solutions for problems that arise and achieving a result within or beyond the expectations of those for whom I am acting, whether it be a large corporation or a small individual property owner.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I enjoy sport as a spectator and participating (mainly tennis) although not so much of the latter these days. Music is also a major feature in my life, trying to learn to play different instruments as well as frequenting many Jazz clubs or smaller venues to appreciate those who have mastered the art.