ADR Group Accredited Mediator (1996) Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Accredited Mediator (2004) Solicitor (1978) Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (1994) Fellow of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies (1998) Maltese Mediation Centre Accredited Mediator (Domestic and International) 2012
Accredited by the Law Society (not renewed) as a personal injury specialist and by A.v.M.A. (until 2011) as a clinical negligence specialist.
Featured for many years in the Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession and the Legal 500.
Acted as consultant at the launch of the Medical Accident Group.
Acted as consultant to two firms of solicitors (Askew and Askew, Middlesbrough and Oliver & Co., Chester ) to establish clinical negligence practices.
Trained in dispute resolution ; as an arbitrator by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and as an accredited mediator by the A.D.R. Group, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Maltese Mediation Centre. For some years was joint coordinator of the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Special Interest Group of the Association of Northern Mediators.
He was appointed as visiting lecturer in mediation to the University of Malta in 2012.
He was appointed as non-visiting External Examiner in mediation by the Faculty of Laws at the University of Malta in 2013.
A very experienced and high visibility communicator able to communicate at every level on a group or individual basis.
A regular and experienced radio and television contributor (both local and national).
Experienced in public speaking as a politician, a lawyer and as an after dinner speaker.
Experienced in communicating with the press directly and through general media releases.
Experienced in committee work including in local government and in communications with Members of Parliament and Ministers.
A Parliamentary Candidate at four general elections (now retired due to a conflict of interest with professional practice).
A casual but regular visiting University lecturer in medical law and equal opportunities and has been published in the New Law Journal and the British Journal of Surgery. He has also been published on the intranet of Northumbria University on Human Rights.
A claimant personal injury practitioner for over thirty years and a claimant clinical negligence practitioner for over twenty five years dealing with all types of cases from simple minor injuries to complex contested high value claims including cerebral palsy and other brain and spinal injury claims. He has also retained an interest and has continued to practice in commercial and domestic conveyancing, general commercial work, general litigation, wills and probate some criminal cases and general practice. He has retained an interest in all areas of the law.
A member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, the American Association for Justice, Northern Dispute Resolution, the Association of Northern Mediators, the Civil Mediation Council and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators