I enjoy writing. The words seem to come quite freely and (some say) extensively! I have often written about family law matters.
I have a number of outside work interests. Life needs a balance. These include scuba diving, fiction writing, Southampton F.C., travel and my local church.
Early in my career, I was able to get involved in the Solicitors Family Law Association (now known as resolution) and was one of the earlier members.
Now back in England and with the lessons learned in Sydney, I continued my work as a solicitor dealing with complex cases, often involving an international element.
Alongside my London based work, I was invited to join one of the top Australian family law firms to help them for 12 – 24 months. So in July 2003 I moved to Sydney…
But we did not settle in Birmingham and we moved to London in 1981. After three incredibly unhappy and frustrating years at a firm and then 8 months as a locum…
Having stumbled into a law degree at Leicester University when other courses I vaguely preferred were not at universities in cities with First Division/Premier League football teams…
A history of my career and the firms I have worked with.
I have been and continue to sit on a number of Professional Committees and had Specialist Appointments which are detailed here..
I am a qualified mediator, arbitrator and sit as a Deputy (part time) District Judge at the Central Family Court. I am a qualified Australian solicitor, barrister and mediator