Alan was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 2003 and has gained extensive experience as a litigator, manager and legal trainer. In 2004 he co-founded and managed a niche legal practice specialising in Criminal Litigation and Prison Law gaining higher rights of audience in criminal proceedings and working as a Duty Solicitor. In 2007 he joined the Crown Prosecution Service as a Senior Crown Prosecutor.
In 2010 Alan joined Coventry University as a Senior Lecturer in Law and works passionately to support access to justice working closely with Central England Law Centre. In 2016 he became a director of Coventry Independent Advice Service.
Finally, Alan is a co-founder of a multi-academy trust Central Academies Trust which has as its aim improving standards in Secondary Education.