You can come to me for advice on most legal problems. If I can't help you I can suggest where you can look to find a solution to your problem. One advantage of using me is that I can handle the case if it goes to court/mediation/alternative dispute resolution. Usually I try to keep my clients out of court but if they are being sued then they need me.
I don't do work that a solicitor might do, e.g. wills and conveyancing, but call me for general legal problems that you might need a lawyer for. On a special note I cannot advise on personal injury matters. So if you are involved in an accident, sorry, I can't help.
I am a barrister who deals direct with members of the public. Basically, I am a lawyer with special advocacy skills that you can approach for specialist advice, instead of going via a solicitor.
For more information on the advantages of using a barrister please visit the Bar Council's Public Access web page.
The legal problems I most commonly deal with are:
- Administrative/Public law
- Civil law
- Commercial law
- Consumer law
- Corporate and business law
- Data Protection
- Landlord and tenant (L&T)
- Local Authority
- Professional Negligence
- Wills and Inheritance