I hold three higher qualifications in Law and English. I am also a former police officer with experience of serious and complex criminal investigations. I completed my original English BA honour’s degree at Leeds University, achieving a class 2:1 degree, with a first in Medieval Literature. I then pursued a career in immigration before joining Greater Manchester Police, where I served as a detective and then later as a patrol and custody sergeant. I then returned to full-time education where I completed the Common Professional Examination in Law, before going on to complete the Legal Practice Course. I achieved Commendations for both courses. I have an in-depth knowledge of criminal law, and I chose to specialize in the following areas: commercial property, commercial law, intellectual property, media law and company law. I am also a professionally published fiction writer.