Max has a strong and well-rounded common law practice. This allows him to advise lay and professional clients on all aspects of their case, as well as how their case potentially interacts with other legal jurisdictions.
Prior to being called to the Bar he worked as a County Court Advocate, as well as working with Gerard McDermott QC on all aspects of high-value cases of catastrophic personal injury, in particular involving elements of travel law, cross-border or jurisdictional issues.
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Max is a CPS Grade 2 prosecutor.
Max has an established practice in criminal law, which has included appearing in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division).
Max both prosecutes and defends in the Crown Court.
Recent work includes:
In addition, Max has appeared in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) in relation to sentencing credit for sexual offences involving multiple indictments.
Max is well versed in Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court proceedings. Examples of recent Magistrates’ Court work includes:
Max is currently instructed in defending one of the first prosecutions brought by OFSTED against a client charged with running an unregistered school.
Max is able to represent Defendants in the Youth Court and is knowledgeable of the specific procedures involved in such matters. This has included representing Youths charged with serious sexual offences.
Max appears in Public Law care proceedings, acting for Local Authorities in complex matters from initial to final hearings.
Max is also currently Junior Counsel representing the Police in an ongoing case regarding disclosure issues in the High Court (Family Division).
Recent case examples:
Max also represents parties in private children hearings at any stage, including FHDRAs, DRAs and enforcement proceedings.
Max has a solid Personal Injury practice, advising and representing both Claimants and Defendants. In particular, he is interested in claims that have an overlap with other areas he practices in.
He has a great experience in Portal Claims, having previously worked as a Claims Handler in the insurance team at a global law firm. He is highly experienced in representing parties in Stage 3 and disposal hearings, as well as drafting advice on quantum.
Max has conducted a great number of small claims hearings, having been a County Court Advocate before coming to the Bar.
He now regularly advises and appears in fast-track personal injury claims. He has also represented clients at multi-track trials.