• I head up the firm's Litigation, Advisory and Regulatory department and specialise in mainstream commercial litigation. I undertake a wide range of dispute work acting for major corporate, local authority, healthcare and insurance clients.

    I lead a department with a unique blend of lawyers who have a superb reputation for combining technical excellence with a clear, commercial focus. We regularly act on some of the largest and most challenging of matters and are always passionate about delivering the best advice and solutions to our clients.

    I have a strong track record of success in litigation and arbitration, together with all forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including expert determination, negotiation and mediation.

    I act for clients in a wide range of fields and have considerable experience of advising clients in a range of sectors, including local and central government, health, housing, and independent companies.

    Specialising in mainstream commercial litigation, I am quick to identify what the core legal issues are behind any given dispute and the tactical and procedural options to deal with them.

    He is a very smart operator, a really nice guy but a really good, tough litigator as well.

    Chambers 2018

    I also advise on a broad spectrum of criminal regulatory matters including those relating to health and safety; fire safety standards; environmental prosecutions and waste.

    We have teams and specialist lawyers who advise across all areas including:

    • Collective actions and group litigation
    • Contractual disputes and disputes involving tortious breaches including negligence
    • Public and administrative law matters (judicial reviews and statutory challenges)
    • Procurement (both advisory and challenges)
    • State aid and competition law issues
    • Professional disciplinary regulatory
    • Insurance; liability claims and costs
    • Employment, Pensions and Immigration
    • Healthcare regulatory and due diligence
    • Health & Safety and Criminal Regulatory and Enforcement
    • Reputational Management; intellectual property and defamation
    • Information Law; Data Protection Act and Freedom of Information
    • Insolvency matters
    • Investigations, inquiries and compliance (including fraud and bribery)
  • Career Highlights

    • Acting for a major UK brewer in a multi-million pound professional negligence claim over advice and consultancy services provided by a firm instructed to design and implement a new supply chain strategy for their UK business.  This was a high profile case in the Commercial Court but settled following two separate days of mediation.
    • Acting for a leading utility provider on a multi-million pound contractual dispute with a supplier of defective gas meters.
    • Acting for a Metropolitan Borough Council in a £1.2m dispute over the use of a disused quarry for waste disposal purposes. The claim concerns the Council's obligations pursuant to a licence governing the deposit of waste materials at the quarry and restoration of the land afterwards.
    • Acting for an IT consultancy company in a dispute with insurers over policy coverage following a substantial theft of computer hardware/software from their premises. The dispute led to a 6 day trial and involved complex allegations of material non-disclosure and a claim that fraudulent invoices were used in order to exaggerate the claim.
    • Acting for the Professional Indemnity Insurers of an Independent Financial Advisor in a company’s £1.8m claim for alleged negligent advice not to wind up a Final Salary Scheme.  The claim was successfully settled at mediation.
    • Acting for an international producer and supplier of materials, products and services principally in the construction industry in a US$1.7m dispute with its insurers following a major kiln failure in Jamaica. The dispute centred around the applicability of a number of policy exclusions and particularly whether the damage was as a result of defective design or latent defect and/or operational error by the employees working in the kiln. The dispute was dealt with by way of an ad-hoc arbitration.