Contacting me

Don’t hesitate to reach out, using the contact information below. Email, phone or even LinkedIn beats old-fashioned mail every time.

Mostly, I work in the traditional manner, with solicitors engaging me to help their clients. I get to work with some fantastic solicitors – thoughtful, professional, practical and smart. However, I’m also qualified to accept Direct Access work – that is, to be retained directly by clients - although there are limitations on the kind of Direct Access work I will accept. You can find the Bar Standards Board’s guidance for lay clients on public access here.

In any case, whether you're a solicitor, or seeking to instruct me on a direct or licensed access basis, I would love to hear from you. Best to contact Sam or George in the first instance; either of them (or in their absence their colleagues in the clerking team; they're all fabulous) can assist with a quotation.

Even before Covid, I loathed fat bundles of paper and lever-arch files bulging with Post-It notes. After it, I work almost entirely paperless, thank goodness. So if you have papers and bundles as PDFs, please don’t print them. Email them, or send me a cloud link. I prefer it that way.

Get in Touch
Real world: Outer Temple Chambers, 222 Strand, London, WC2R 1BA, UK
Phone: +44 (0)20 7353 6381
You can find my regulatory record on the BSB’s website here.

Clerking Team
I’m fortunate to work with some of the best clerks in the business. My Practice Director is Sam Carter (+44 (0)20 3989 6669), who’s ably assisted by my Senior Practice Manager George Bennett (+44 (0)20 7427 0807). Either will be happy to help if you’d like to retain my services.

My fees vary. Often we can agree a fixed fee for a specific service (be it advice, consultancy and/or representation), which will vary depending on how long it is likely to take and how complex or delicate it is likely to be. For longer or more open-ended engagements, an hourly or daily rate is probably a better idea, which can sometimes be capped (at a number of hours or days beyond which I won’t go without your consent).

As to how long engagements will last, that depends on the kind of work. Advice will usually take from a few days to a few weeks, depending on the circumstances. Representation in court could take days or a few weeks (if I’m briefed on a one-off basis for a specific hearing), or much longer if you need my help throughout litigation. That timescale will depend on factors such as the type and complexity of the case, the other side’s approach, and court waiting times.

Please note that I’m VAT-registered, so any fee we agree will be explicit about whether it includes VAT or needs to have VAT added to it. I can provide my VAT number on request.