Location / Yeovil

I began my career with Battens in 1969, culminating as a lawyer and commissioner for oaths in 1982.

Since 1982, I have been specialising in all aspects of private client law, encompassing enduring and lasting powers of attorney, Office of the Public Guardian, Court of Protection, wills and probate, intestacy, creation of trusts and cases heard in the coroners court.

I am a director and head of the Tax, Trust and Wealth Management Teams.

I also advise on aspects of funding in relation to care for the elderly, disabled and vulnerable adults. I have been successful in overturning local authority decisions on financial bandings. In relation to continuing care, I have been successful in overturning several decisions, resulting in the refund of fees to clients ranging from £25,000 to £90,000.

I am a professional member of the Solicitors for the Elderly. I am a trustee of the Battens Charitable Trust, chairman of the Yeovil Aid and Sickness Charity and the Ewing and Haines Charity.

Outside of work, my interests include model railways, beekeeping, sport and travel and mainly cruising with my wife. I was made an officer by the Queen in the Order of St John of Jerusalem and have attended several major occasions in the UK, including the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. I was awarded a medal from the Sovereign Military Order of Malta for services to the Vatican, Rome.