I guide businesses on practical contract law, and have a track-record of delivering engaging and high-impact legal seminars for global businesses across Bird & Bird's sectors.

I am a partner who focuses on building knowledge-based client relationships. I have delivered more than 600 seminars of all types on contract law and commercial IP issues to global businesses in all Bird & Bird sectors.

Most of my events are delivered face-to-face on a one-to-one basis, to foster client rapport and intimacy. I also deliver many web seminars for audiences across Europe, AsiaPac and the Middle East. Clients say that these sessions meet their following needs:

They provide high-quality legal knowhow, thought-leadership and insights, distilling a huge amount of content into user-friendly concepts and messages.
We share innovative tools which are deployable in client businesses to maximise the efficiency of the clients' own business operations, and help them to manage their own risk.
The events provide high-value networking, collaboration and face-time opportunities in a non-adversarial environment.
We support clients' professional development and learning ambitions, and help to empower busy in-house lawyers and experience commercial professionals.

I was honoured when my work received a commendation in the Financial Times Innovative Lawyer Awards, describing the project as 'an intelligent, creative take on an old idea that has had tremendous client feedback….'

I draw on 25 years' experience of transactions, advice and disputes in commercial and corporate technology work, plus the insights which clients and colleagues have shared with me and my teams in the course of the events. I collaborate widely with lawyers and business services teams across Bird & Bird to deliver 'joined up' and high-value seminar services.

I am increasingly involved on contractual and IP issues arising with the implementation of AI projects.

Education
  • BA (Law) – University of Cambridge
  • LLM (international commercial law) – University of London
Admissions
  • The Law Society of England & Wales 1991