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Brown Shapes


A unique perspective


I have been at the Bar since 2004.  Before that I was a general dental practitioner for almost 15 years.  I was a partner in two practices between Newcastle and Sunderland and taught intravenous sedation at Newcastle Dental School.  In the nineties I ran a dental clinic for the government of the Republic of Seychelles for a year and was a dentist in two orphanages abroad.

Early in my career at the bar I was instructed in crime and civil cases, acting for the Crown, claimants and defendants. Later, my background made it a natural step into clinical negligence and that is my sole specialism now.


Approximately 50% of my work is dental negligence and the other 50%  is non-dental clinical negligence.  Naturally I act for both claimants and defendants.

I hope that my experience in my former career can bring something to my work at the bar.  It certainly helps me guide both lay and professional clients - and judges -through the maze of medical records and nomenclature.

I hope that my November 2018 move from Trinity Chambers to Parklane Plowden Chambers will further improve the service I can provide to both lay and professional clients.

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery, University of Newcastle 1989

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Conscious Sedation 1997

  • CPE Semple Piggot Rochez 2002

  • BVC Northumbria 2004





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