LEGAL PRACTITIONER ON THREE CONTINENTS
NORTH AMERICA: All New York City and State Courts,
US Federal Courts, and Organization of American States' Tribunals.
EUROPE: All Courts
and Tribunals of the European Union; Council of Europe Tribunals.
AFRICA: All Courts
of the Republic of South Africa (including Township Courts).
SOME DECISIONS OF NOTE
AFRICA - South Africa
Several important reported decisions in South
African Criminal and Civil Laws, including first impression cases of:
State v. Kharnyapa 1979(1)SA 824, before
the Chief Justice of South Africa – Established the application of English Law of Evidence principles in South African
Ex Parte Jones: In re Jones v. Jones 1984(4)SA 725(WLD); Private International Law – Concerned
a South African spouse married abroad under a regime allowing her to retain her separate domicile and the jurisdiction of
South African Courts to hear her divorce action.
2) EUROPE - France (International)
L.C.B. v. UK 1998 - 111 R.J.D. No. 76; 1390 (European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg) – Regarding
the genetic effects of parental exposure to ionizing radiation on children as violations of the European Convention on Human
McGinley & Egan v. UK 1998 - 111 R.J.D. No.76;1334(European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg) –
Regarding the long-term health effects of ionizing radiation exposure on former troops as violations of the European Convention
on Human Rights.
3) EUROPE - Britain
Advocate's Reference No. 1 of 2000: 2001 SLT 507 (High Court of Justiciary) – Regarding the extent to which an Advisory
Opinion of the International Court of Justice on the illegality of nuclear weapons constitutes a defence in Scottish Criminal
4) EUROPE- Belgium (International)
v. Denmark 2007 -Petition 720/2002 (European Parliament, Brussels) - Parliament in plenary session
overwhelmingly votes in favour of Petition requiring Denmark to comply with EU Directive for precautionary medical monitoring
of former Danish workers exposed to radiation in Greenland during a radiological emergency. Only third time in the Parliament's
history that plenary voting procedure adopted to determine a petition.
5) NORTH AMERICA -
United States (New York)
Hochberg v. Davis 171 AD 2nd.192; 179
AD 2nd.372; 575 NYS 2nd. 311 – Affirmed protections for procedural rights of litigants by asserting limitations on
powers of State Supreme Court Judges.
Barclays Bank v. M & M Electronic Associates, Inc. 185 AD 2nd. 580; 586
NYS 2nd. 384 – Regarding modifications of a security agreement for corporate financing by subsequent actions of the
6) NORTH AMERICA - United States (Federal)
Spierer, et al.
v. Federated Department Stores, Inc., et al. 328 F 3rd. 829; (US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Cincinnati); Regarding
the scope of Constitutional limitations on US Bankruptcy Courts’ jurisdiction over state claims.
Europe: 1973, Scottish Bar, UK - Advocate (Barrister). Member of the Scottish
College of Justice (est. 1532).
Africa: 1976, Johannesburg Bar - Advocate (Barrister).
1983, New York State Bar. 1988, United States Federal Bar. 1995, United States Supreme Court.
1970 LL.B. (Honors), Aberdeen University School of Law (est. 1496), UK.
1975 LL.M., University of Cape Town School of Law, South Africa (Original Thesis on Tort Defence).
1976 LL.B., University of South Africa (UNISA) Law School, South Africa.
New York County Lawyers Association (US Federal Courts Committee and Foreign & International Law Committee).
Faculty of Advocates, Edinburgh. International Commission of Jurists, Geneva (Associate). Scottish Lawyers European Group.
Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, New York (Board Member). International Dispute Resolution Panel of American Arbitration
Association (Former Member). Justice, UK.
American Bar Association Committee
on Human Rights: "1985 Riots, Damage and Suffering in South Africa." New York County Lawyers Association: "US
Federal Diversity Jurisdiction", "War Crimes Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia", "International law and
US House Resolution 568", "Legality of North Korea's October 2006 Underground Nuclear Detonation."