Partner, Stapleton & Son, Solicitors
Partner and Solicitor in private practice. Immediate Past President of the Law Society of England and Wales. Member of the Council of the Law Society since 2005, representing firstly all commercial property practitioners and subsequently representing solicitors in the geographic area of Lincolnshire. Currently a nominee to be the Law Society’s representative on the CCBE (the combined council of bars and law societies in Europe – which deals with the development of law and the interests and interactions of approximately one million lawyers across Europe). Honorary Doctorate of the University of Huddersfield “in recognition of my outstanding contribution to the legal arena on a local regional and national level”. Charity trustee. Non-executive director. Speaker on many legal topics.
Former Ambassador, Political Expert & Historian
Chair, Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) Council
Author and Journalist with The Sunday Times
Chief Executive of Ofcom
Journalist & Life Peer