Called to the Bar (Middle Temple) 1973, and Bencher of the Inn in 1999. In practice at the Commercial Bar in London at Brick Court Chambers from 1975 to 2002, Queen’s Counsel 1991.
Assistant Recorder and Recorder on the North-Eastern Circuit; and Deputy High Court Judge. Appointed to the High Court Bench (Queen’s Bench Division) in 2002, and authorised to sit in the Commercial Court. Presiding Judge of the North-Eastern Circuit 2006-2008 and member of the Judges’ Council.