Contacting me

Don’t hesitate to reach out, using the contact information below. Given that we’re all working remotely, email, phone, LinkedIn or Twitter beat 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. There are limitations on the kind of Direct Access work I will accept, but please do contact the clerking team, David or Colin (whose contact details you’ll find in the sidebar), if you want to discuss engaging me on this basis. You can find the Bar Standards Board’s guidance for lay clients on public access here.

And I work almost entirely paperless these days. So if you have papers and bundles as PDFs, no need to print them. Email them, or send me a cloud link. I prefer them that way.

Get in Touch

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 David Smith, who’s ably assisted by my Practice Manager Colin Bunyan. Either will be happy to help if you’d like to retain my services.

Pricing

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 be capped (at a number of hours or days beyond which I won’t go without your consent).

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.