I was was born in Manchester and went to local schools before obtaining a Business Law degree (LLB) from Huddersfield University in 1984. I hold a post graduate diploma in Advanced Legal Practice from De Montfort University and was subsequently called to the bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 1985. My early career as a barrister was spent in the Courts service, and then as a prosecutor, before being admitted as a solicitor in 1992 and joining what was then William Bains Solicitors. I became a Partner in 1994. The bulk of my practice today is focussed around his long term interest in commercial work, reflecting that original choice of a Business Law degree. From simple Partnership Deeds or Shareholder Agreements through to company sales and acquisitions, I deal with all aspects of commercial transactions for a diverse client base.
Outside the law I follow Manchester City and take part in long course triathlon. I have completed many marathons and I am a four time Ironman triathlon finisher.