has a special interest in matters connected with waste, pollution and also environmental permitting. His early training was unusual, undertaken mainly in international trade, shipping and also crime. This gave him a working understanding of both arbitration and jurisdictional principles as well as early experience of advocacy. He is familiar with EU and competition (economic) arguments. He has been involved in a number of leading cases on the law of nuisance, and is fully familiar with group litigation procedures in many areas. He is also a published authority on litigation funding and costs. His current practice encompasses all procedural areas in which environmental work is undertaken, ie, criminal courts, tribunals, administrative law and the civil courts. He has practised at every level from cases before magistrates to the Privy Council.