"I am delighted to learn that this matters has now been concluded as a result of the defendant entering guilty plea. I am of the view that this was largely in consequence of the clear and logical way that you organised the evidence to present to the other side so that our case was easily understood. I am aware that you put a considerable amount of work into this case on our behalf, your efforts have proved worthwhile. Many thanks for your invaluable assistance. RSPCA"
Roger studied for his LLB at the University of London and was admitted as a solicitor in April 1977. He was a Partner at a Staffordshire firm from 1979 until he joined Pickering & Butters in 1983. He has been a Consultant to the firm since April 2007. Roger has an unrivalled knowledge of litigation law and has a particular niche area, being instructed by the county’s leading animal welfare charity in the prosecution of animal welfare related proceedings.
Roger has a wealth of experience in all litigation matters and advises on Contract disputes, Professional Negligence, Intellectual Property, Employment and Licensing (including Premises Licenses, Club Premises Certificates, License Applications and Licensing Reviews). He also advises on Motoring Offences including point’s disqualification (totting up) cases and Road Haulage. Roger is also a Regulatory Prosecutor for the RSPCA.
What is your career highlight?
Prosecuting the first case to use forensic evidence as to pollens present in the site of a suspected badger dig. This linked them to pollens in soil found on tools which were discovered at the defendants home. The matching of the pollens in soil on the tools with the pollens in the soil at the digging site secured a conviction.
In my spare time I…
Read and very regularly go to Virgin Active (more often than not to drink coffee). I am also a Spanish speaker and enjoy trying to perfect my language skills.
My most memorable experience?
Aside from the usual life event related things, my first solo flight in a glider: a mix of exhilaration and terror!
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Maybe my athletic performances in another life…hardly credible now, I know.
What our clients say...
- Thank you for contributing to our recent conference. I very much appreciate the time and trouble you put into your presentation, which was well received by a knowledgeable and experienced audience. The feedback I have had from delegates was overwhelmingly positive and we all found your presentation most interesting, relevant and useful. RSPCA
- This has been a complex case where the outcome was far from certain. I am very well aware that you have put in a considerable amount of work and research. The joy that wash over me was enhanced by the level of fines in this case, which are significant. All that is left for me to do is to once again pass on my personal thanks and that of the Society for your continued excellent service to our prosecutions. RSPCA
- I would very much like to thank you for your assistance in this case without which we would of course not had achieved such a successful result. RSPCA
- Thank you very much for your help over my case. I am so glad that I chose not to go alone. There seems to be a balance to find between not wasting court time and also ramming home, in a very polite but persisting manner, my case's "exceptional hardships" which was done very well. I think you can tell that i am pleased with the outcome. Mrs T
- I am delighted to learn that this matters has now been concluded as a result of the defendant entering guilty plea. I am of the view that this was largely in consequence of the clear and logical way that you organised the evidence to present to the other side so that our case was easily understood. I am aware that you put a considerable amount of work into this case on our behalf, your efforts have proved worthwhile. Many thanks for your invaluable assistance. RSPCA