MA (Hons) Law Cantab, MA (Hons) Criminology Toronto. Barrister (non-practising).
After practising as a Barrister for over 20 years, I joined the staff at the Centre for Professional Legal Studies in 2014.
I am the Assessment and Feedback Lead for the School of Law and Politics and module leader for both Criminal Litigation and Trial Advocacy on the Bar Professional Training Course. I am also the Disability Officer for the BPTC.
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
I studied Law at Cambridge University, graduating in 1990 from Clare College, then obtained my Master’s degree in Criminology from the University of Toronto as a Commonwealth Scholar. I returned from Canada to qualify for the Bar at the Inns of Court School of Law and was called to the Bar in 1992.
After pupillages in specialist sets in London, I moved to Cardiff and became a tenant at 33 Park Place, where my practice focussed principally upon criminal work. From 2007 I was a member of Apex Chambers, the first specialist criminal set on the Wales and Chester Circuit, and I remain a Door Tenant there.
From 2008 to 2013, in addition to practice at the Bar, I taught on the BPTC at the Centre for Professional Legal Studies as an External Tutor and I am accredited as an Advocacy trainer by the Advocacy Training Council and Bar Standards Board.