After reading law, politics and philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire, I qualified as a solicitor in 1997. In 2007, I went in house, specialising in risk, financial crime and regulation. I joined Gordon Dadds in 2012, before which I was senior counsel at BDO LLP.
Recognised in the Legal 500, I advise and support clients on regulatory issues in sectors including accountancy, legal, property and gaming and on FCA authorisations. I help with anti-money laundering, sanctions, bribery and corruption, defence to investigations/responding to unauthorised visits and criminal/ civil aspects arising, as well taking the lead for Gordon Dadds’ own ethics and risk management functions across Gordon Dadds Group plc. I am the MLRO, Head of Legal Practice and report to the board. Click here for more information.
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Other matters that I deal with for clients are financial crime risk management strategies and technology solutions for the client on boarding process and lean process.
What is your best legal anecdote?
Winning in Stone & Rolls v Moore Stephens in the Court of Appeal, after losing at first instance (my first month in the job). A new law and working with bright people was a great thrill, but winning was everything.
What is your most interesting legal experience?
Running the compliance aspects of the takeover by Gordon Dadds of Davenport Lyons, and seeing the integration of fantastic lawyers from different backgrounds happen on a daily basis.
The Legal 500 - recommended lawyer in 2016, 2017 and 2018 for Gaming and Betting, described as 'handling cases diligently and imaginatively’
Expert speaker at RICS CPD day
Lecturer at MBL seminars
Author for LexisNexis
Member of the Solicitors Assistance Scheme