He has been recommended as a Leading Junior in Crime and as a “leader in his field” in Chambers and Partners directory since 2003 and is recommended in the Legal 500.
He has just completed two years as Lead Counsel representing a core participant in the Baha Mousa Public Inquiry, chaired by Sir William Gage – an inquiry of national importance into the death of an Iraqi whilst in custody during Operation Telic.
In matters of a criminal nature, he specialises in defence of serious offences including murder, corporate manslaughter, gross negligence manslaughter, “gangland” offences, large-scale drugs importation, money laundering, and cases brought by the Serious and Organised Crime Agency.
He has branched out into fraud, defending mortgage, VAT/MTIC frauds and other cases brought by the Revenue. He is presently instructed in a number of health and safety cases, involving the FBU.
More recently he has been instructed by the FSA in a number of large-scale operations, pre trial. He is known for his attention to detail, and his ability to assimilate complex material rapidly.
His military expertise is well documented, he is one of the country’s leading specialist in military law, having been the only Counsel to appear in all of the Iraqi abuse cases since 2003, including Operation Breadbasket (Britain’s Abu Ghraib) the war crimes trial involving Baha Mousa, and the Parachute regiment roadside killing at Alamarah.
He is a member of the CBA, AMCA and the CLBM, and has an LLB (hons) and LLM from University College London.