As Bird & Bird's Risk and Compliance partner – and our compliance officer for Legal Practice – I have oversight responsibility for risk management and compliance issues across our business.

I have extensive prior expertise in corporate transactions. Over the years, I have advised on all aspects of company law, with experience of M&A and securities work, including acquisitions and disposals of companies and businesses, structured finance, equity finance, IPOs, public takeovers, privatisations, LLP conversions and reorganisations.

Since 2007, I have specialised in risk management for the firm, including regulatory compliance, and professional indemnity insurance and served as Bird & Bird's General Counsel from 2009 until 2016. Today, supported by a team of over 30 people, I have oversight responsibility for risk management and compliance issues across the firm, including conflicts of interest and new client inception, reporting directly to our CEO and co-ordinating with our General Counsel.

I serve on our board level Risk Committee and senior operations Director's Committee and chair Bird & Bird's international Risk Partners Group and Information Security Group.

Education
  • College of Law, London, Solicitors' Finals Part II, Law
  • University of Cambridge, MA (Hons), Law
Admissions
  • Law Society of England & Wales in 1979