Year of Call:
Counsel to Thelen Marrin Johnson & Bridges of San Francisco
Insurance coverage litigation and arbitration
Counsel to Sidley & Austen of New York and Chicago
Counsel in attendance at Senate Confirmation Hearings
on Appointment of Special Attorney General for Antitrust.
Counsel to Amnesty International
Human rights litigation.
Counsel to Dene Nation at United Nations
Human rights conflict resolutions.
Member of Parliamentary Group for children in care
Member of Family Justice Reform committee
Re Asbestos Coverage Cases
Presenting US Insurance industry in litigation against Lloyds of London –”LMX Spiral.”
Atlantic Capital v Johnson
£100m “share ramping” allegation.
Bank of Angola v Kojo
Multi million pound Anton Pillar fraud.
R v Ludford & Ors
Alleged multi-million pound excess fare frauds successfully defended.
R v Smith
Multi-million pound advance fee fraud successfully defended.
R v Goff
Alleged perverting course of justice in civil proceedings-successfully defended.
R v Sansom
£100M drugs importation.
R v B
Murder by poisoning –successfully defended.
R v C
Multiple murders by stabbing –successfully defended.
Counsel for Scotland Yard, Civil Aviation Authority, Port of London Authority, Serco
Publications and Lectures
Breakdown Britain (state of nation)
Breakthrough Britain (reform proposals)
Couldn’t Care Less (children in care law reform)
Completing the Revolution (Mental Health Law reform)
Bar Human Rights since 1990
Bar Free Representation Unit since 1979
Centre for Social Justice since 2007
Advisor to Home Office on International child Abduction and
Parliamentary Group for Children in Care since 2000
Parliamentary Group Care Leavers Voice established in 2013
Every Child Leaving Care Matters
Trustee of Frank Buttle Trust 2005-2010
Trustee of Rees Foundation 2013
Holland Park School
University College London (LLB 1978)
Inns of Court School of Law (1978-9)
Called to the Bar at Gray’s Inn (July 1979)
Georgetown U. Washington DC (LLM 1981)
Vocational training 1979-80
(a) Criminal Law : chambers of Attorney-General Geoffrey Thomas Q.C
(b) Civil Law : chambers of Solicitor General Sir Ian Percival Q.C.
Internationally experienced litigator, legislative and commercial policy advisor
Of Counsel to US Attorneys Sidley & Austen advising on US antitrust and EEC competition law 1981-2
Professional private practice as a Barrister based in London England 1982-2013