Having written my Undergraduate Degree Dissertation at the University of Bristol on the operation of restorative criminal justice in post-apartheid South Africa, and my Masters Degree Thesis on reformation of the current rules on adducing sexual history evidence, my drive towards criminal practice has long been established.
Being with Carson Kaye in the City of London exposes me to some of the most varied and serious crimes, and allows me to greatly develop my skills in analysing evidence, dissecting witness statements and representing clients at the police station.
Criminal Defence has always been an area of such great interest to me as it requires a softer touch than most in attending to the needs of the client in times of tribulation, yet also a firmer clasp in the meticulous approach to preparation and meeting deadlines one must take when someone’s liberty is on the line. I truly can’t imagine myself in any other sector.
Outside of work, I’m a keen guitarist and banjo player, playing in mostly folk, bluegrass and jazz ensembles. Coming from Cornwall, I also love to surf and fish – although the Thames doesn’t make for the most pleasant experience for either.