I have a broad civil practice with a particular focus on clinical negligence, product liability and group litigation. I was called to the Bar in 1994 and took silk in 2012. I am 48 and live in Somerset with my wife and our 4 children. I was educated at Eton College and graduated from Durham University in 1992 before then completing the law conversion course and starting my career at the Bar. I come from a military family and the only other career option I considered seriously in my early twenties was to spend a few years in the Army before starting my legal career. In my early years of practice I was in chambers outside London, and I then joined 7BR in 2000 at around 6 years’ call. We are a diverse and friendly chambers where I believe anyone from any background would fit in and feel quickly at home here. Those considering applying to 7BR and wondering whether the mix of individuals here is the right place for them need have no concerns.