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Called to the Bar: Michelmas 1983

areas of practice

SERIOUS CRIME: (Both for Prosecution and Defence), trained to undertake serious sexual offence trials involving children and vulnerable witnesses.

Murder - two trials undertaken without a leader

Non-fatal offences against the person

Frauds and large scale dishonesty

Road Traffic Prosecutions (on behalf of Department of Transport DVLA and VOSA) and Defence.

All criminal work can be undertaken on a direct access basis leading to considerable savings and continuity of representation.

Courts Martial (Direct Access) willing to travel both for conference and hearing centre, many years experience in this field.

Road Traffic Defence work, special reasons, exceptional hardship, post accident drunk defences. Road Traffic Defence work can be undertaken including a conference as to merits on a Direct Access basis at a significant saving compared to the “specialist” Road Traffic Defence Solicitors, with the guarantee of honest, realistic and robust advice as to prospects.

Regulatory Defence and Prosecutions in Crown and Magistrates Court.

Licensing including Appeals, Betting and Gaming General firearms law with an emphasis on firearms License Revocation appeals (the latter a particular speciality since Ted is a been shooter, field archer and general advocate for shooter’s rights).

Corners Inquests.


Civil Work Undertaken.

Personal Injury work including Advice pleadings and Quantums, small claims, Fastrack and Multitrack trials.

Infant Settlements Approvals.

Small claims.

Credit Hire agreements (a particular speciality)

Possession proceedings.

Disciplinary Hearings and general employment issues there from.

Local Authority Law (Ted sits as a Borough councillor and is well placed to advise and appear in this field for his own local Authority)

Initial Advice and assistance in Defamation Proceedings prospects and Merits.

Ted has sat as a Deputy District Judge Magistrates Courts since 1999 on the North Eastern and Northern Circuits.

Ted also has a particular interest in Hearing Loss Cases acting both for Claimants and Defendants in this growing area of law.

Ted is a member of the Audio Engineering Society and has an extensive knowledge of Audiology and Acoustics.  


Ted is a Public Access, or as also known, Direct Access accredited Barrister.




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