- of tongue-tied pedigree: French & linense-Gib on (WAAF) mother's side; Austro-Swiss & Anglo-Scottish 'Glasgow Kisser' on (RAF) father's Hessian Diet of Worms.
WWII Brit. Army & Merchant Naval uncles. Step-father was a Queen's Own Household-Cavalry Life-Guard, UK police officer, private investigator & process-server.
Equity Barrister-cum-Chancery Practitioner approx.: Avocat postulant or posturing au barreau de Londres, Procurador de los tribunales ingleses y galeses, Scandlaw processadvokat and, last of all, Vienna City Centre Winkel-Advokat: 'not so much a Mozart of translation & interpreting of the score, more of a Salieri plodder'.
Other edu + quals: A-level Mod Langs, Epsom College. Lycée Alexandre Dumas de Saint Cloud, Paris. Berlitz dipl. DE Munich & ES Palma de Majorca. PG/LLB, London Uni Ext. AUT, DEU, SPA & Int'l Law, Vienna Uni. E&W Solicitors' Book-Keeping & Forensic A/Cs. Old-style ENG & Brit. Comm. Bar Exam Hons. Once read for the Scottish Bar.
CPD > notary-led FRE civil law at the Law Soc. on Chancery Lane, London WC2. Paris Bourse, Madrid Bolsa & Vienna Übersetzer- & Dolmetscherschule AT+DE comp. law.
Student-job export-clerking in London at House-of-Fraser Harrods of Knightsbridge & Morganite Carbon (Tractionware Rods) Factory on Battersea Wharf. Stockholm banking. FT spin-off Euro-mag journalist in Brussels.
IP law clerking in Hamburg where translated for the Max Planck Int'l Law Inst. on Mittelweg. 2-year legal traineeship at Clifford-Turner & Co. in London, Paris & Madrid.
Staff translator & interpreter @ City Euro-Notarial Scrivener-Linguists as Sworn Translators & Form Apostillisers. Chancery Bar probate, insolvency, tax & partnership law. UK, US, AUT, ITA & SPA conveyancing incl. L&T.
Oct. 2019 > 'Golden Anniversary' in the law, starting back in 1969 as a student-cum-UK Town & Country Planning litigator in the family gallego-staffed hotels & restaurants. Published poet, Regency Press London, 1968.
(Sport: Surrey Uni. 1st team soccer; Epsom & Ewell FC; Box Hill Runners mid-Surrey. London-Irish ex-Athletics & Marathon Club twinned with Thames Valley Harriers).