Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications Include:-

BA (Hons) (Jurisprudence) : Balliol College, Oxford, 1977

LLM: London School of Economics & Political Science, 1978: (Individual Employment Law, Law of Management & Labour Relations, Company Law and  European Community Law).

Solicitor:  Admitted 16 November 1981

Institute of Linguists General Certificate in French and Spanish: University of Northumbria 1992 -1993

Computers and Computing  C & G 7261:   Gateshead College 2009

PTLLS (Teaching) C & G 7303:  City of Sunderland College  2009

EAL Level 2 Certificate:  CPWEMI  Nov 2012

Edexcel Certificate:  Understand Physical Disability Dec 2012

EAL Level 2 Award in Industrial Environment Awareness: Rolls Royce North East Training Centre 2014

SFEDI Level 2 Course: Preparing to Set Up a New Business,   May 2015

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Developing Enterprise Skills: 2017

NCFE Level 2 Award in Digital Promotion for Business: 2017

SFEDI Level 2 Awards: Sell Your Product or Service; Negotiation in Business; Principles of Marketing and Setting up a New Business; Build and Maintain Business Relationships.      Nov 2017

Experience Includes:-

Over thirty years’ experience as a solicitor specialising in litigation following articles of clerkship in the City of London. with particular emphasis on employment law. personal injury work and criminal law.   Experience in Company/Commercial, Trade Union, Legal Aid Practice and a Legal Advice Centre and also working as a Sole Practitioner.  Locum roles in law practices and Local Authority Legal and Corporate Services departments.   Extensive experience of Employment and Labour Relations issues, Health and Safety and HR together with flexibility and adaptability arising from a variety of roles,  and working environments.

Assisting small and medium businesses address and resolve complex problems. Provision of operative and administrative support, including the creation and development of procedure manuals and other documentation for management and staff, and creation and development of office systems and procedures.

Large Event Management including the annual Durham Miner’s Gala.  Liaison with Safety Advisory Group, Local Authority, Police and Emergency Services, preparation and submission of all relevant documents including Event Management Plan and liaising between Police and Organisers on the day in respect of crowd control and public order issues.

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