Office location 4.05 Sandra Burslem Building, Manchester Campus
Who am I?
Who am I?
I originally qualified as a Solicitor. I worked as a Crown Prosecutor/Principal Crown Prosecutor with Crown Prosecution Service for 17 years, where I acquired extensive experience of the Magistrates’ Court, dealing with trials, bail applications and sentencing hearings both criminal and road traffic. Latterly, dealing with a complex and heavy caseload, involving the more serious criminal offences. Preparation of cases for trial in the Crown Court and Crown Court bail applications. I was called to the Bar 1998 at Gray’s Inn, and practised as a Barrister from 1998 to 2007, latterly at Young Street Chambers in Manchester specialising principally in Criminal Law. I have experience in Crown Court trials, Plea and Case Management Hearings and Pleas of Mitigation in diverse criminal cases, ranging from matters of Assault, Public Order, Theft, Burglary, Sexual Offences and Drugs matters, both prosecuting and defending. Court of Appeal sentencing hearings. I became a part-time staff member at MMU in 2007, remaining a Door Tenant until 2011. I studied for my PGC(AP) and have achieved a Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
Evidence, Criminal Law and Procedure
Academic and professional qualifications
LLB (Hons), University of Manchester PGC (AP), Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice FHEA, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy Former Solicitor, Barrister (non-practising) ADRg Accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator
Other academic service (administration and management)
BPTC Subject Leader – Evidence Crime related subjects REDOC Personal Tutor Inns of Court liaison, and end of year Circuit Inns’ Dinner & Qualifying Session