Call: 1977 Lincoln’s Inn
Following his Call to the Bar, Larry completed a year’s pupillage in Lincoln’s Inn Chambers specialising in Company Law. He then began an academic career, initially teaching in the areas of Company Law, Business Law and also Insolvency. He has been a lecturer at what is now the University of Derby for 30 years and has taught on a wide range of business and accounting courses. He now teaches primarily on the LL.B (Hons) degree course, but also teaches on the LL.M Programme and accounting courses. Whilst Company Law has always remained his specialist area, Larry has, over the years, lectured on numerous other areas of law, including Contract, Employment and Criminal Law. At present, Larry lectures principally in the fields of Evidence and, of course, his favoured field of Company Law. He has delivered numerous papers at conferences and regularly gives “in-house” talks on Company Law matters. Larry has not confined his work to purely lecturing, but has had a number of books on Company Law published. Also, he has for many years written texts for students pursuing professional accounting qualifications. He has also contributed to the recently published Dictionary of Policing.
Larry has also worked outside the world of academia. He joined Common Law Chambers in Birmingham in 1983, and practised in local Courts whilst maintaining his academic career. He has been able to integrate both his practice and academic career through the provision of courtroom training at the University. Such training has been given to both professionals, who are required in the course of their work to give evidence in Court, and to students involved in fields such as Forensic Science where again the providing of evidence is an integral part of their work.
He specialises in providing expert advocacy, advice and drafting re all areas of Company Law. He also provides both talks and training on this and the other areas of his academic specialisations.
Being a Derby man, Larry welcomes the opportunity to be involved with, and help, the development of Derwent Chambers.
He is a well-liked and much respected academic lawyer who has shown an accomplished ability to quickly turn around complex and demanding instructions to the satisfaction of all concerned.
Derby County; Horse Racing; Rock Bands; playing lead guitar “badly”; Shakespeare and the Theatre.