- Partner, Solicitor – Qualified 1984
I am responsible for the conduct of all Criminal Matters handled by the Firm as well as overseeing the Civil Litigation undertaken by our Lawyers in that Department.
I am the Firm’s “Compliance Officer” (COLP) ensuring that we meet the regulatory framework and standard set by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
I undertake a wide variety of Criminal Defence work including the defence of Regulatory Crime prosecutions by non Police Agencies. I have a wide experience of dealing with liquor and other licencing Applications.
After attending Llanishen High School in Cardiff I studied Law at Warwick University before going on to do my Law Society Finals at the Guilford College of Law. I was Articled to the firm then known as John Loosemore & Company, now Loosemores, and on qualification I remained with them for 2 years running a Branch Office as a Salary Partner. I then worked for 4 years in the Rhondda Valley for the largest criminal practice in that area conducting a wide variety of criminal cases before joining Rubin Lewis O’Brien in 1990, and becoming a Partner in 1992. During my time with the firm I have been involved with a number of cases which have proceeded to the Court of Appeal, was involved in a long running serious Fraud prosecuted by HMR & C and represented members of a Rugby Club in high profile Disciplinary Proceedings brought by the Welsh Rugby Union for alleged failure to comply with drug testing requirements. Over the years I have been involved in the defence of a number of high profile murder cases.
I am a member of the Law Society and as a long standing Criminal Duty Solicitor, a member of the Society’s Criminal Law Accreditation Scheme. I am also a member of the Criminal Solicitors Law Association, which is separate from the Law Society.
I live in Rogerstone near Newport and have 3 children, 2 still at University and one trying to make his way in the competitive world of Musical Theatre. I enjoy all forms of sport and am an active playing member of a Tennis Club. I am a member of Cardiff Athletic Club and, for my sins, a Cardiff Blues Season Ticket Holder. I enjoy attending concerts and theatre productions and socialising with friends over a good meal and an even better bottle of wine!
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