2007 6 Apr Established NIPC Ltd. as a service company for NIPC Law
2005 01 Jan NIPC Law moved to The Media Centre, Huddersfield
2002 1 Apr Accredited as a mediator by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
25 Mar NIPC Law moved from Lancaster Buildings to Kingsgate House, Manchester and was clerked by Kingsgate Chambers
1997 01 May Opened NIPC Law at Lancaster Buildings 77 Deansgate, Manchester as a quasi-annexe of New Court. The set quickly established itself as the first and remains the only specialist IP and technology set outside London
1992 2 Apr Passed the fellowship examination of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and subsequently elected to fellowship
1988 25 Sep Joined New Court, Temple, a specialist intellectual property set while continuing to practise concurrently from Bridge Street Chambers in Manchester until 25 Mar 1995.
1985 1 Mar Left Temple Chambers and joined Bridge Street Chambers in Manchester, then one of 3 specialist chancery sets in Manchester
1984 1 Aug Left VISA international and resumed practice at the Bar from Temple Chambers, London
1983 1 Aug Left 8 Old Square and joined VISA International as legal advisor for Europe, the Middle East and Africa
1978 1 Oct Joined 8 Old Square, Lincoln’s Inn as the junior tenant and practised at the chancery bar
1 Mar Began 6 months pupillage with Robert Reid (later QC) in chambers of Paul Baker at 9 Old Square, Lincoln’s Inn
1977 1 Oct Began 6 months pupillage with Roger Cox in chambers of Roy Beldam QC
29 Jul Called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn
1976 1 Oct Left Vivian Gray & Co. and entered the Inns of Court School of Law
1975 1 Oct Left Williams & Glyn’s Bank Ltd. and joined stockbrokers Vivian, Gray & Co.
1974 1 Oct Left EIU and joined Williams & Glyn’s Bank Ltd
1973 June Joined Economist Intelligence Unit in London as research consultant and specialist editor
1972 1 Sep Entered UCLA graduate school
1968 1 Oct Entered St. Salvator’s College, St. Andrews as a Harkness Scholar