Public and Regulatory
- Civil penalties under Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Health care regulation, particularly care homes
- Prisoner Human Rights claims
- Data Protection Act claims
- Breach of confidence
- Immunity from suit
- Art 2 Inquests
- W v HCC & Ors - instructed in breach of human rights claim brought by estate of deceased prisoner. Alleged breaches of Art 2 (right to life), Art 3 (torture) and Art 8 (private life) European Convention on Human Rights.
- Inquest into sinking of Bugaled Breizh - instructed by the Ministry of Defence in this long running inquest into the sinking of a French fishing vessel in 2004. Multiple evidential and legal issues arising from lengthy proceedings in France. Art 2 inquest. Families allege involvement of HM naval submarine in sinking, denied by MOD.
- A v CQC - Care home facing closure by the regulator. Appeal to Care Standards Tribunal. Health and Social Care Act 2008 and Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009.
- H v B - Advising to director level national care home provider. Claims for breach of contract, negligence brought by family of service user.
- M v CQC - Advising care home as to appealing closure notice from Regulator.
- S v SoS - Appearing for Secretary of State. Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. Defeating appeal of fines imposed for carrying illegal immigrants across UK border.
- K v Ministry of Justice - High Court trial, human rights claim by convicted murder. Acting for Secretary of State.
- T v SoS - for Justice Life sentence prisoner, restrictions on licence; Art 8, Art 14 European Convention on Human Rights
- M v MOJ - Human Rights Art 3 (inhumane treatment), Art 8 (right to life), Art 14 (discrimination) - alleged failure by prison to provide access to medical care.
- G v MOJ - Striking out claim, breach of confidence, breach of Data Protection Act, immunity from suit.
- F v MOJ - Strike out claims for misfeasance in public office against two prominent MPs.
- Warwick University Philosophy and Literature First Class, 2000
- CPE, Merit, 2003
- BVC, Very competent, 2004
- Inner Temple Horace Avory scholar 2004
Professional qualifications & appointments
- Appointed Recorder, South Eastern Circuit 2019
- Accredited Mediation Advocate
- Appointed Western Circuit Representative to the Inner Temple Bar Liaison Committee 2013
- Appointed by Attorney General to Treasury Council Regional Panel 2012
- Appointed Legal Assessor to the General Council of Osteopaths 2014
- Appointed Deputy District Judge (Civil) South Eastern Circuit 2015
- Junior Counsel to the Crown (B panel) from September 2015
- New practitioner advocacy trainer, Inner Temple
- Personal Injury Bar Association
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