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
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.