14 years full time management, farming experience around the country including, dairy, arable, sheep, and beef. Experience of farming large scale arable and beef enterprises in Australia, the Ukraine and USA.
Experience as a Rural Business Consultant, Agricultural Business Consultant. Involved in estate and farm management, appraisals, full analysis of business and technical issues with preparation of budgets and cashflows, advice on all aspects of the ERDP schemes and recent CAP reform. Consultancy/agronomic advice to large scale farming operations in the Ukraine. 'BASIS' (BETA) and 'FACTS' qualified, and member of the BASIS Professional Register. ‘SFEDI' qualified. Member of Association of Independent Crop Consultant. Institute of Agricultural Management.
Expert Witness work including a claim against major dairy equipment firm on the installation and performance of a large rotary parlour. Claim against agronomist for negligence in the performance of their duty. Additional litigation work (various separate cases) connected to spray applications. Litigation work connected to negligence in connection with applications to the Single Payment Scheme. Claim against consultant with regard to application to the Welsh SPS. Litigation work connected with road traffic accident and subsequent loss of income from farming business.
Litigation work connected with failure of contract farmer in relation to contract farming agreement