...left a large firm of solicitors in the West End in 1994, seeking a more hands-on approach. He set up his own practice in Ebury Street and started working for a mix of local residents and local businesses.
He has worked with surveyors, valuers, architects, developers, Grosvenor Estate, local councillors and the Planning Inspectorate in Bristol.
In 2011, he became chairman of the Belgravia Traders Association when Elizabeth Street was being re-developed. As the works dragged on, he learned how much more can be achieved by working with Grosvenor and the local councillors instead of against them.
Looking at Grosvenor’s plans for redevelopment and the proposals for Crossrail 2, he sees we have an opportunity to create something remarkable. He has no doubt that local residents, businesses, planners and Grosvenor can work together as never before, and that the Belgravia Forum can give a lead.