Standing Counsel to Dept. of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) in insolvency matters. Formerly junior counsel to the Crown (member of Chancery A panel). Accredited mediator. Has appeared in courts at all levels including House of Lords (Secretary of State v Frid  AC 506; Mann v Sec of State for Education and Employment  ICR 898; R v Arrows Ltd  2 AC 75). More normally, he appears in first instance courts, dealing with matters like winding up petitions, all manner of insolvency applications, shareholder and company disputes, partnership and ordinary business disputes. He has also appeared in offshore courts and tribunals overseas, (BVI and Cayman), including the first appeal in the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Tribunal and advised in relation to matters in Guernsey and the Isle of Man.