Biography

I am a Guernseyman, born and bred, aged 39. I am an Advocate by profession. I live at Rue du Gele, Castel with my wife Liz.

I was locally educated before I studied for a degree in Law at the University of Exeter. I graduated with an Upper Second (2:1) degree in 1999.

I was called to the English Bar in 2000, before returning home to Guernsey and becoming an Advocate in January 2002. I have been working as an Advocate in the Bailiwick for the last fifteen years. In that time, I have built up a substantial amount of legal experience, particularly in criminal litigation.

I was first elected as a Deputy for the Castel parish in the States at the 2012 general election. At the very start of the 2012 - 2016 political term, I was elected onto two of the States' key political committees, the Education and Social Security Departments. I was also subsequently on Scrutiny during my first term.

I was re-elected in Castel in 2016 and was subsequently elected as the first President of the Scrutiny Management Committee.

Scrutiny has commenced regular question and answers sessions in public with senior States politicians this political term. We are also going to be doing a range of major reviews on substantial matters of policy, finances, services and on legislation. The first such review is on the Bond. Other major reviews on substantial matters of policy or finance will be commenced in 2017. 

I am passionate about making Scrutiny into a potent, effective force in Guernsey politics, where the government is properly held to account and where policies are thoroughly challenged.

 

 

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