What do you specialise in?
I specialise in Legal Costs - both Civil and Commercial. I work with both lay and professional clients contending and seeking recovery of legal costs. I have expertise in commercial and civil costs matters from budgeting through to bill drafting, negotiation and litigation.
I'm also an expert in a range of Private Client Services. From Estate Planning and Administration to Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney and Court of Protection matters.
Tell us about you and your clients?
I'm told I'm very personable. I always build a good rapport with clients.
My clients mean a lot to me. I enjoy solving problems and working with people to achieve great results. As a costs specialist, my main aim is to promote good practice in cost management and to achieve security of funding which ensures that the best possible result is achieved for the client. In my private client work, I work with clients through different stages in their life, becoming their trusted advisor. I'm frequently called upon to help in difficult situations or to be there for clients who have no family or friends to turn to. Whatever work I’m doing, it makes me proud to know I have made a difference.
And life outside law?
I love being outdoors. My parents are farmers and I grew up on a farm in the Brecon Beacons. I still cherish the rural life and live in a beautiful village in the Vale of Glamorgan. I also have a field where you can often find me walking the dog, maintaining the land or having a bbq with great friends. If I'm not there you might be able to track me down at a football match (Wales and Cardiff City) or giving advice on my radio show.