Lionel is a barrister, who graduated in law from Durham University. After pupillages with chancery and construction chambers in Lincoln's Inn, Lionel joined Peat Marwick (now KPMG) as a corporate tax adviser. Subsequently he worked as a tax specialist at Farrer & Co. and Wilde Sapte (now Denton Wilde Sapte).
An increasing interest in the taxation of IP led to his collaborating with Mark on the tax chapter of his book, Technology - The Law of Exploitation and Transfer (Butterworths, 1996) and contributing the tax commentary of the new Encyclopedia of Forms & Precedents R&D Volume 32. More recently he has contributed the tax chapter of Technology Transfer (3rd Edition, Bloomsbury, 2010).
His tax experience with Anderson Law includes advising on the tax treatment of royalties, setting up both HMRC approved and unapproved employee share option schemes and representing clients in Inland Revenue investigations.
Lionel has also developed a separate specialisation in property and business-related litigation, and has conducted cases for celebrity private and business clients in dispute with landlords/tenants, banks, financial institutions, large corporations and private individuals. He has also acted in private property disputes and a major criminal prosecution by the Environment Agency (which has been widely reported).
Lionel has acted for new business clients based in Kent.