Profile / Experience
I am a Cambridge graduate and set up my own practice in 1971 which I ran for over 20 years and which I amalgamated with Hicks Arnold & Co, a firm established for over 100 years and with whom I accepted a position as Senior Consultant. I have acted for all the major Asian Banks and particularly advised and assisted in setting up the security documentation and methodologies for financial control of mortgages and commercial loans. I have dealt with litigation arising out of the liquidation of Bank of Credit and Commerce SA both for borrowers and employees and conducted settlements in terms of criminal liability and financial repayment.
I have acted as an expert in property matters and have conducted a Private Bill through Parliament as Chairman and Legal Director of St Georges Hill Residents Association including dealing with drafting of the Bill and personal representation at Opposed Committee Hearings in the House of Commons and the House of Lords to successful conclusion and passing of “The St George’s Hill Estate Act”.
I have substantial experience in the management and development of businesses as well as law firms and joined Duncan Lewis as a Senior Consultant in 1998 and was responsible for setting up the Property and Commercial departments. I have played an integral role in the management and strategic development of the practice since its creation and have been responsible for defining the ethos and moral basis of the Company as a firm with a public conscience. I will direct and move the company forwards to the open corporate structure and management necessary for the UK’s largest legal aid firm.