I was born in Lambeth and was evacuated to Prestatyn when I was three at the start of the second World War. I qualified as a solicitor in 1966 and after working with various legal firms I established my own legal practice in West Kensington. I helped a range of clients with various problems such as tenant and landlord disputes, where I worked for the tenants, also conveyancing, divorce, change of name, industrial injuries etc.
In my personal life, I helped to look after my large family of seven children, particularly at the weekends. I had three children from my first marriage and three step children with Barbara my second wife. We had another son, making seven children. Barbara and I know what a financial struggle it is to bring up such a large family.
I have been retired now for fourteen years and try to keep active. I go to table tennis once a week with my son Leon, and also go to a political meeting run by the Socialist Workers Party. I also go to an exercise class with my wife which we enjoy and she also keeps in touch with our large family as I know my memory is not what it was.