I am a Barrister in Michelmores’ Agriculture team, specialising in Commercial and Regulatory law.
My work involves a mix of disputes and advisory matters for a range of clients including rural businesses, landed estates and other landowners, and public bodies.
My contentious practice covers commercial disputes that have a regulatory angle, public law challenges, and regulatory enforcement action and investigations.
My advisory practice is focused on regulatory, public, and environmental law issues. I have had the privilege of advising some highly innovative and progressive clients as they establish natural capital and other sustainable land and coastal management projects.
I also have experience in financial services law and spent six months on secondment with the City regulator (FCA) in its Enforcement & Market Oversight Division in London.
I studied Law at the University of Durham (LLB (Hons), MJur) and am a member of the Inner Temple. During my postgraduate studies, I completed internships at the United Nations in New York and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London. I have been a Research Assistant for publications on UK, EU and international law, and I taught Law at the Universities of Durham and Bristol.
I enjoy delivering the presentation skills training that I devised for the Firm’s trainees and other junior lawyers. I believe it is essential to support the well-rounded development of junior lawyers as they become our clients’ trusted advisers.
I joined the Firm over ten years ago, completing my pupillage in 2014 under the supervision of Andrew Oldland KC.
Recommended Lawyer for Health & Safety (South West) by the Legal 500.
Advising a business on the structuring and delivery of biodiversity net gain (BNG) projects
Advising Clinton Devon Estates in relation to the £15 million Lower Otter Restoration Project (part of the wider Promoting Adaptation to Changing Coastlines (PACCo) initiative)
Advising on judicial review claims and drafting letters before claim
Acting alongside Adam Corbin FAAV in relation to a high value sale of goods claim involving complex regulatory and tax issues
Advising and defending a farms partnership that was investigated and later acquitted of Corporate Manslaughter following a fatal accident on one of its farms