I was trained by John Relton and accredited by Swansea University as an Accredited Police Station Representative.
I obtained a BA (Hons) in Criminal Justice Studies and LLB Hons at Northumbria University – both qualifications were achieved by part time study.
At Northumbria University I also studied Medical Law for a year followed by the Legal Practice Course (LPC), qualifying in June 2005.
I am a former pupil of Dyke House School, Hartlepool and Hartlepool College of Further Education.
In my spare time I like to read non-fiction books, autobiographies and war History, as well as being a member of Seaton Carew Golf Club and Whitby Yacht Club.