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For solicitors

Looking for advice or advocacy?
If you’re a solicitor, I can provide you with a wide range of expert services covering complex legal problems in chancery and in commercial. I specialise in cases that feature overlapping and intersecting areas of law, requiring clear analysis of all the options.


  • contract litigation including sale of goods and services
  • professional negligence
  • construction
  • insurance and banking
  • company disputes
  • intellectual property: copyright, trademarks and passing off
  • drafting commercial contracts and standard terms

Recent clients

include acting for a large biotech company in a confidential arbitration (led by Clive Freedman QC), local authorities including Manchester City Council, large companies including British Nuclear Fuels, small companies for drafting standard terms of business, solicitors for dealing with partnership issues and fee disputes, as well as a variety of corporate and private clients.

Recent cases

include commercial contract disputes, partnership cases, professional negligence, commercial fraud, recovery of care home fees, supply of telecoms services, drafting commercial terms for sale of goods and supply of services and for intellectual property, a range of corporate issues, personal guarantees, liens, assignments, franchises, and commercial arbitration.

Property Law

  • land and real property
  • conveyancing disputes
  • landlord and tenant and housing
  • partnerships
  • breach of fiduciary duty and civil fraud
  • insolvency
  • equity and trusts
  • family provision, wills and succession.

Recent clients

include commercial companies and partnerships, agricultural landowners and partnerships, private clients with neighbour disputes, families with succession disputes.

Recent cases

include passing off and trademark disputes about leading cleaning product brands, company disputes, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, boundary disputes and rights of way, family partnership disputes, succession disputes, inheritance and liens.

Dispute Resolution

  • High Court and County Court, including Chancery, TCC and Circuit Commercial Court cases
  • interlocutory applications, including freezing injunctions and other urgent applications and successful summary judgment
  • civil contempt of court applications
  • CEDR-accredited mediator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • ADR representation including arbitration, mediation and settlement negotiations

Get in touch

I’m a member of two chambers. Please contact whichever is most convenient for you.

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in Manchester

18 St John St Chambers
0161 278 1800


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in London

4-5 Gray’s Inn Square
020 7404  5252

or you can email me direct