Qualifications

LL.B. University of Aberdeen

Post-graduate Diploma in Business Management, Strathclyde University

Member of the British Computer Society

Chartered IT Professional

Special interests

Public law, including judicial review and human rights

Biography

Solicitor, C&PH Chalmers, Aberdeen 1980 - 1988, Partner from 1982
Attorney General of Tuvalu (Overseas Development Administration) 1988 - 1991
Advocate 1992
Attorney General of Turks & Caicos Islands (ODA/DfID) 1992 - 1998
Temporary Sheriff 1998
Attorney General of the Cayman Islands 1998 - 2003
Legal Adviser, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London 2003 - 2004
Legal Consultant, Senior Legal Consultant, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London 2006 - 2010

Cases

R (Bancoult) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs [2008] UKHL 61 (instructing agent)

Attorney General v Euro Bank Corporation, Evans and Robb Evans and Associates [2002 CILR 334]

Attorney-General of Tuvalu v. Philatelic Distribution Corporation [1990] 2 All ER [CA] 216 (plaintiff)

Case Stated in the High Court of Tuvalu: Patriation of Imperial Laws (Sir Gaven Donne) 1989, No. 4

Boyne v Grampian Regional Council, Aberdeen Sh. Ct. (Sh. Princ. Bell) April 14, 1983 unreported

Publications

"Continuing Legal Education in the Pacific": Pacific

Islands Law Officers Meeting, Wellington, New Zealand, 1991

Appointments

Attorney-General of Tuvalu 1988 - 1991

Attorney-General, Turks and Caicos Islands 1992 - 1997

Attorney-General Cayman Islands 1998 - 2003

Temporary Sheriff 1998

Legal Adviser at Foreign and Commonwealth Office 2003 - 2004

Legal Consultant, Foreign & Commonwealth, London 2006 - 2008

Senior Legal Consultant, Foreign & Commonwealth, 2008 - 2010