Sean is a Consultant Solicitor working in the Criminal Department.
He is a former Dental Surgeon, who retrained as a lawyer following a car crash in his late 20’s. He obtained a Master of Laws from Leeds University in 1996, completing the Legal Practice Course in 1997. He started as a Trainee Solicitor with Geoff Rogers in Harrogate in 1998. He was admitted as a Solicitor in July 2002. He left the firm in 2003 to pursue other interests but returned as a Consultant in late 2009.
He appears regularly in the magistrates court and police stations, to represent clients in the full range of criminal and motoring offences.
He instructs and works closely with Counsel in Crown Court matters on a regular basis. He has represented clients charged with the most serious offences involving violence, historic sexual offences, sexual offences, serious fraud and dishonesty offences.
He is a former Chairman and Vice Chairman of the UK Airsoft Sites Governing Body and was involved in protracted negotiations with the Home Office in respect of the ‘airsoft defence’ provisions of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006. He also advises the UK Airsoft Retailers Association in relation to firearms law.