I help businesses, business owners and professionals resolve their disputes and legal problems.
I assist clients by advising and representing them or helping them settle their differences consensually.
Described as having a "Remarkable set of experiences" by legal tech and the future of the legal profession guru Professor Richard Susskind, I have a very different, relevant and valuable background to other lawyers.
Prior to qualifying in law, I was a money market trader in the City of London before setting up, growing and successfully selling three technology start-up businesses. For over 13 years I was an equity holding director of one of the UK’s leading online price comparison sites. I have been chair of the board of an educational establishment and a non-exec and audit chair of a large NHS organisation that commissions over £500 million of healthcare services for over 369,000 patients.
This wider experience benefits clients as I share the legal, practical and commercial lessons I have acquired in business, commercial, shareholder, board, insolvency, technology, professional and general regulation and employment situations.
Legal knowledge is cheap and easy to come by. Strategy, judgement, experience and trust separates good lawyers from great lawyers. As a barrister, mediator, investigator, arbitrator, regulatory panel chair and in other roles, I have been involved in over 1,000 cases spanning more than 20 years.
I am repeatedly complimented by clients for my focus on problem solving and by finding solutions to legal issues and disputes. I am at my best at times when clients are facing crisis or radical change where they benefit from my strategic and analytical focus and calm approach.
I can help with most disputes and legal problems businesses and professionals encounter including:
- Shareholder, director and board disputes
- Partnership disputes
- Business and commercial disputes
- Online, software and technology business disputes
- Employment and workplace disputes and investigations
- Professional regulation, conduct and discipline
- General Regulatory/Quasi-crime