I am Chief Commercial Counsel based in the Commercial Group in our London office, but I work with partners in all offices and practices across the firm.

Originally a commercial barrister, I had over 20 years' industrial experience mostly as a CEO in telecommunications and electronic systems businesses. I was CEO of British Rail Telecommunications in the mid-1990s and have been a Companion Member of the Institute of Railway Signal Engineers since then. I was the COO of Bird & Bird in London for eight years from 2008.

Most of my work involves helping partners in complex geographic and sector markets where either risk and compliance or industry transformation present either challenges or opportunities for our clients and the lawyers advising them. This covers all aspects of reputation development, service offering definition and readiness and winning specific work.

When I am not working I spend as much time as I can sailing or helping my wife with her sheep.

Education
  • MA (Cantab)
Admissions
  • Barrister at Law, Middle Temple