I offer specialist advice for commercial property, residential property and planning, backed by four decades of legal experience. I have particular expertise in development work, principally on behalf of landowners. I also support others at the firm by providing common sense advice to clients over a broader spectrum of legal subjects.
I qualified as a solicitor in 1978 and have been continuously practising ever since. Over my career, I have benefited from working in London as a commercial property lawyer and as an in-house lawyer within the insurance industry, giving me valuable experience in a forward-thinking commercial atmosphere.
I set up Tanners Solicitors in 1986 with an emphasis on commercial property, with the firm growing and evolving over the years to deal as well with residential property, private client work, employment law and, more recently, litigation and dispute resolution.
Away from the office, I am active in the local community, including acting as the Undersheriff for the County of Gloucestershire for the last seven years. I also provide unskilled but enthusiastic assistance to my wife in the development of a gardening school that also raises money for a particularly worthy local charity, the James Hopkins Trust.