Lawrence is the Head of Chambers at Whitestone Chambers and has been for over 14 years. Lawrence has built a strong commercial and chancery practice that covers many areas of law. He regularly advises on complex international disputes that take him all over the globe.
Lawrence studied Law at the University of Nottingham where he went on to complete an LLM. He was then called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Honourable Society of Middle Temple in 1995 and to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 2005. He is currently counsel for RAFA Shoreham regarding the Shoreham Air Disaster and is working on the leading case regarding secondary ticketing and the O2 arena.
Gariesh is a member of the Friends of Moormead Association and has lived in St Margarets for over 15 years. Together with his wife, Liz, they are strong supporters of Orleans Primary School (Liz was Treasurer of the PTA) and members of St Stephen’s Church, Twickenham.
Gariesh is a supporter of Twickenham Cygnets FC and Moor Mead FC. His son, Ryan, plays for Moor Mead FC and takes part in junior parkrun at Moormead. Gariesh is a director and compliance officer of Clarity Advice & Management. He is an associate of the CFA Society of the UK and has a diploma in Regulated Financial Planning (DipPFS). He has a degree in Engineering, Economics and Management from Oxford University.
John was born in Twickenham and studied at St James's Catholic Primary School, Twickenham. For many years, he was treasurer and chairman of a local rugby club in Twickenham, (Old) Thamesians RFC, old boys of the former Thames Valley Grammar School (now Waldegrave School, Twickenham). He negotiated the contract which led to the rugby club sharing the pavilion on Twickenham Green with Twickenham Cricket Club. John’s son, Sean, plays for Moor Mead FC.
John has 18 years’ experience as an international money broker. Prior to this, he worked for Standard Chartered Bank for 6 years. He has over twenty years’ experience in the running of a rugby club, pubs and wine bars/restaurants. John’s vision is for Moormead Park to benefit the community as a whole, including sports people, residents, schools and other clubs.
Mark is the treasurer of Sherland Road Residents’ Association, a community group set up primarily to manage the street environment of Sherland Road, Twickenham, including the creation of a community garden using section S106 funding, and to facilitate community events. He is the school’s year 3 representative for St Richard Reynolds Catholic Primary School, liaising with staff to organise fundraising and charity events. His son, Finlay, plays for Moor Mead FC.
Mark studied genetics at Swansea University. He started his career as a business analyst at Royal Bank of Scotland. He then became a fully chartered landscape architect, working most recently for Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council where he was employed within the Natural Environment Team, developing environmental schemes and assessing planning applications. Prior to this, Mark worked for Atkins and was directly involved in the Twickenham Town Centre Street Scene and Highways improvements. Mark would like to see the creation of something that will benefit the community as a whole and provide the best possible quality public open space for the Twickenham area.