By day, I'm a web developer at Mediaburst, and by night (and various other waking hours) I'm studying a law degree at the Open University. In my spare time, I love music, my dog Ginny, spending time with my friends, and my girlfriend, Michelle.
Law & Related Pursuits
In my law studies, I'm primarily interested in family, education and SEN/disability law, as well as public law in general. I also enjoy discussing the post-Leveson media and privacy landscape. My political leanings are widely varying (fiscally conservative, socially liberal), but I'm not a member of any political party.
I'm an IPSEA Tribunal Support Service volunteer. IPSEA is a national charity providing legally-based advice to children of parents with special educational needs (SEN), and I work on appeals to Local Authorities. Separately, I sometimes still act as a consultant on child protection/safeguarding and special needs issues to schools, especially around policy issues and efficient information sharing in safeguarding.
I'm a web and software developer, and I work on some pretty awesome things. I'm interested in user interface design, solving new problems, and always learning. These days, most of my work is in PHP, whilst most of my side projects are written in Ruby On Rails.
I've turned into something of a Wordpress doctor in my freelance projects, which I'm entirely happy with! I'm perpetually thinking about learning iOS development, but never seem to find the time to get around to it. I'm an Apple geek.