I am a part-time lecturer at this University as well as a practising solicitor specialising in Criminal Law.
I originally spent 6 years working in a Civil practice until I moved and become a partner in a city centre firm of solicitors . I was a partner for 12 years before I began lecturing here 4 years ago. I then became a Consultant in the same firm and I now prepare and run criminal trials every week.
I am also a Duty Solicitor, both in court and police stations in the Merseyside area with Higher Rights status which enables me to represent clients in the Crown Court.
I enjoy using this practical knowledge of both running a business and advising in legal matters-both Civil and Criminal- in my teaching . I aim to combine both the application of practical law and professional skills with the academic in such a way that the students will obtain a working knowledge of law that will be both informative and useful both in the University and in "everyday" matters.