Retired former Lead Court Manager, employed by Her Majesty’s Courts Service. Received a Diploma in Magisterial Law from Bristol Polytechnic in 1979 and a Diploma in Management Studies from De Montfort University in 1995. Barrister called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in 1985. Trade Union member throughout working life. National Association of Magisterial Officers President 1999-2000. Scottish history enthusiast and author of two books on Clan Donald subjects. Married to Jane and lives in Burton Latimer, Northamptonshire.