A barrister in private practice for the last 40 years. Practice has covered a wide range of court work.
Bencher of Middle Temple.
Member of the Executive Committee of the Society of Conservative Lawyers.
Member of the Government Commission on a UK Bill of Rights (2011-2012).
Chairman of the Political Committee of the Carlton Club (2009-2013).
Chairman, Bar Council’s Access to the Bar Committee (2004-6).
Chairman, Editorial Board of Counsel, journal of the Bar of England & Wales (1991-5).
Author of various legal works on professional negligence and allied subjects; and of a number of political papers including A Call for a Conservative Intellectual Revival in Law and Human Rights (2013, Society of Conservative lawyers).
From bullet trains to driverless cars: where is transport going?
"Although 'battle' suggests destruction, these were some of the most constructive debates I've taken part in. This was civilised conflict in the best sense of both words."
Julian Baggini, author, Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind, and The Ego Trick