I am a highly experienced company and commercial lawyer, having dealt with a wide range of areas of law in a career spanning over 40 years. I have an outstanding academic record but have a long track record of giving practical and commercial advice and solving major legal problems for clients. Over my career I have acted for FTSE 100 companies, foreign multi-nationals, NHS Trusts and SME’s and am “trusted adviser” to several SME’s. I interact well with people and have an excellent track record of business development and forging long-term relationships with clients. My main sporting interest is now skiing and the rest of the year I keep fit for skiing. My wife and I have a house in north west Italy and we spend as much time as possible there, having a keen interest in Italian wine and food and all other things Italian. I have a fully-equipped office there too and can look after my UK clients from the UK or Italy as appropriate.