I joined the British Army and the Intelligence Corps in 1984 and spent 25 years engaged in intelligence operations. I developed an expertise in Human Intelligence and Surveillance and took part in a number of operations in Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Iraq. I also enjoyed postings to Cyprus, the United States of America, New Zealand, Israel, Dubai and Norway.
As well as working with foreign armies, I also worked with domestic and foreign Intelligence Agencies and Special Forces, adding an array of other operational skills to my portfolio.
Despite being injured during service, I remained in the Army and was commissioned into the Intelligence Corps as a Captain in 2006. In 2007, after completing my law degree, I left the Army and enrolled onto the Legal Practice course at Sheffield University. In September 2010, I began my training contract at Irwin Mitchell and undertook a variety of Personal Injury seats. I qualified in September 2012.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
Prior to the war in Iraq in 2003, I had been working closely with Army Legal Services. I saw an opportunity to develop my skills further and decided to undertake a law degree with the Open University. My war in Iraq was cut short, however, after I was injured in a friendly fire incident and I returned to the United Kingdom to be treated at Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role
For me, the most rewarding part of my job is being in a position to affect and influence a seriously injured client's life. It gives me tremendous pleasure when my work on behalf of a client helps them secure funding and appropriate rehabilitation treatment that really does change their life for the better.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
When not at work, I enjoy holidays with my wife, particularly cruising and independent travelling.
I love rugby and follow Nottingham Saints and England. I also try and play the guitar.