A specialist practice encompassing fraud, regulatory and associated civil matters.

His regulatory practice focuses on criminal and civil aspects of environmental regulation, but also involves planning, health and safety, and other areas of regulatory enforcement, together with trading standards and related matters.

With an excellent multi-disciplinary background, he has a particular interest in confiscation and asset recovery, and its interaction with his areas of practice and areas of property and chancery law, including competing rights under other legislation, such as co-ownership, insolvency and matrimonial finance.

Key cases & testimonials

R v EM (Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court; 2018-2019) Prosecution of breach of planning enforcement notices trial, which involved novel issues of statutory construction and received coverage in the national media

R v SC (Swansea Crown Court; 2016-2020) Prosecution of fraudulent trading and insolvency offences at trial and confiscation, concerning the fraudulent procuring of pension transfers

R v Morgan [2013] EWCA Crim. 1307, [2013] Lloyd’s Rep FC 655, [2014] 1 All E.R. 1208, [2014] Env.L.R. 5 Resisting appeal against confiscation order made in respect of various waste offences

CCC v H [2010] EWHC 1958 (Admin) Appeal by case stated concerning the Planning (listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 19909

He is particularly good at analysing complex fraud cases and is instructed in some voluminous VHCCs. Meticulous case preparation with excellent attention to detail.Legal 500 2021
He is very, very able and a great all-rounder. Very studious, hard-working and diligentChambers UK 2020
Meticulously prepared with particular understanding of complex NHS fraud cases.Legal 500 2020
A diligent advocate with an analytical eye.Legal 500 2018
A painstaking, professional and courteous barrister.Legal 500 2017

Further information

Judicial Appointments

Recorder (2019)

Deputy District Judge (Civil) (2010)