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Adrian is a solicitor specialising in commercial dispute resolution and litigation. Particular specialisations include internet based disputes, issues surrounding confidential information, various injunctions on business critical matters, and disputes where issues of brand protection are crucial.
Examples of experience include acting on:
• contractual, consumer, defamation, negligence, data protection and harassment claims for large national retail, telecommunications, specialist manufacturing and public sector clients
• cross jurisdictional supplier and distributor disputes
• insolvency and bankruptcy cases combined with interrelated property matters.
Adrian also has a broad experience of claims from dealing with multiple small claims through to High Court litigation.
Adrian retrained as a lawyer in 2003 following 9 years’ service as a Warfare Officer in the Royal Navy. During that period he was involved in board and search operations in the Gulf, anti-piracy and drug interception operations in the Caribbean and South China Sea. He was the Navigator of HMS Campbeltown and his last job was a the Captain of HMS Charger, running a University Royal Naval Unit in Liverpool.
In the dim and distant past Adrian was a sabbatical officer at Cardiff University Student’s Union, he worked for NUS Services Limited and chaired NUS Wales steering committee.
2007 Solicitor, Bond Pearce
2005 – 2007 Trainee solicitor, Bond Pearce
2003 – 2005 University of Bournemouth, Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction),
Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Distinction)
1990 – 1994 University of Cardiff, BSc Hons Biochemistry 2:1
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Curently working on business development in the Middle East, Tony was formerly Chief Executive of Acheson Colloids Company, Plymouth’s oldest overseas invested company. Latterly, he lead the growth strategy of the Acheson business in India, Russia, SouthEast Europe, Pakistan, and the eastern Mediterranean.
A Chartered Engineer, Tony has been a Chief Executive of manufacturing operations in speciality chemicals in Mexico, UK, Japan and Korea. He is a Director of the Devon & Cornwall Business Council, and a mentor of The Prince’s Trust. He is a former Chairman of both the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Plymouth Manufacturer’s Group, a Council member of Cornwall College, Saltash ,and a former Governor of Saltash Community School.
Born in Newport, South Wales, Tony has lived in Saltash for fifteen years. He was educated at the University of Sheffield, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Metallurgy.
His interests are rugby, for 25 years as a player, now spectator, reading, good food, current affairs, languages, and the Middle East, Central and South Asia. He is married to a Californian, with two grown up (usually) children.
Matthew is a graduate of the University of Plymouth gaining a law degree in 1993. He was also a sabbatical Officer of the Students’ Union holding the Office of President twice. Matthew also worked for the Rag Committee and was the NUS South West Area Convenor in 1994/5. After graduation Matthew worked for the University of Plymouth both as Schools and Colleges Liaison Officer and Manager of the Alumni and Development Office.
In 2001 Matthew left the University to take up the post of Head of Alumni Relations at the London School of Economics, a position he held for six years, working as part of the team that completed a £100 million fundraising campaign. He then spent a couple of years working as a fundraiser for the International Fund for Animal Welfare.
Matthew took up the post of Head of Development at the University for the Creative Arts in September this year where his role at UCA is to set up the Development Office. The purpose of the Office is to raise major gifts from alumni and others towards the University’s Scholarship programme and to make a significant financial contribution to support the UCA’s teaching, learning and capital development.
Matthew is highly committed to Higher Education and is delighted to be able to give something back to his alma mater in the hope that he can help give others the opportunities that the University of Plymouth gave him.
Matthew was born in 1981. After leaving school he began a career working in the catering industry. After ‘far too much time working for others’ he decided to start his own business. Looking for a new challenge, Matthew came to the University of Plymouth to study civil and coastal engineering. He completed the foundation year and began his first year in September 09. He is a member of Civsoc and the Tai boxing club.
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