Partner at Peachey & Co LLP since 1986
BA (Exon): 1979 Politics (Honours)
Diploma (distinction) in corporate governance: 2005
Admitted as Solicitor: 1983
Slaughter and May 1981 – 1984
Commercial – all aspects of international and national company and commercial law, partnerships and trusts.
Energy (especially Oil & Gas) – including joint ventures, negotiating with relevant governmental departments, farm-ins, JOAs, sole risk and all aspects of upstream and downstream both onshore and offshore.
Transportation of Goods – all aspects of land and sea containers from manufacturing contracts to operating and finance leases to management agreements and related work.
Employment – extensive experience of drafting and enforcing contracts of employment; advising with regard to termination of employment including compromise agreements and redundancies; advising with regard to TUPE as well as employee incentive schemes; advising on cross border issues and employment in inward investment context.
Insolvency – all aspects of insolvency whether corporate or individual; from hiatus period, pre-pack to corporate rescue; advising creditors and directors as well as insolvency practitioners.
Litigation – acting for claimants and defendants, both mediation and litigation. Extensive work in international context and cross-border litigation matters, shareholder disputes and contractual claims of all sizes.
Private Client – acting for high net worth individuals and for trustees of onshore and offshore settlements.
Other – advising on wide range of matters including property, banking, shipping, intellectual property and education.
Non-executive Director of companies (especially in the energy and fishing sectors) and trustee of many trusts.
Elected President and Board Member of JCA International since 1 January 2012.
Governor (1999-2014), Vice Chairman (2003-2008) and Chairman (2008-2014) of the Governing Body of The Judd School, Tonbridge and on the Court of the Skinners’ Company and its Education Committee (2008-2014) and Finance and General Purposes Committee (2015-date).
Founder of Lawyers’ Music (1982) and Hon President (1988-date).
Undertakes in-house seminars on a range of issues, currently including contract, employment and education.
Consort to his wife, Jane, the High Sheriff of Kent 2018-2019.
Lives in Tenterden, Kent.