Barrister of the Year 2020

Completely out of the blue, and a very pleasant surprise for the end of the year,…

Cab rank principles

Decisions of the Court of Appeal on aspects of credit hire litigation have proved rare recently,…

Illegality again

Slowly, with the pace of a timorous snail, England approaches Lock Down again. The notion that…

The Mountains of Instead

Clear, unscalable ahead Rise the Mountains of Instead,  From whose cold, cascading streams None may drink…

Under the bonnet

Autumn has arrived, the season of changes. One change orchestrated by me has already taken place.…

Buddy, can you spare a dime?

This year, as part of my ongoing efforts to support pro bono assistance to those who…

Mercier and Camier

One of the hoariest of questions in credit hire litigation is the issue of the correct…

Another country

One of the issues that used to arise from time to is whether the Motor Insurers…

The Fourth Dimension

Are credit hire trials about to stage a renaissance? The Designated Civil Judge in Birmingham has…

Kings in the North

I am pleased to announce that with immediate effect I have joined Kings Chambers in Manchester,…