- of tongue-tied pedigree: Franco-Spanish > linense-Gib on (WAAF) mother's side; Austro-Hungry & 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.
Barrister-at-Law + ex-Commissioner for Oaths: Avocat postulant or posturing au barreau de Londres, Procurador de los tribunales ingleses y galeses con fedatario, Scandlaw processadvokat and, last of all, Vienna City 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 External. AT, DE, ES & 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 LDN export-clerking at Harrods of Knightsbridge & Morganite Carbon Factory (Tractionware Rods & Commutator Brushes) on Battersea Wharf. Stockholm Göte-banking. FT spin-off Euro-mag 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, plus Inner Temple Chambers cases 1975-2000.
Staff translator & interpreter @ City Euro-Notarial Scrivener-Linguists as Sworn Translators & Apostillisers. Chancery Bar probate, insolvency, tax & corp. PI/med. neg. UK, US, AT, *IT* & SP conveyancing + L&T.
Oct. 2019 > 'Golden Legal Anniversary', having started back in 1969 as a law + langs. student-cum-UK Town & Country Planning litigator in the family gallego- + Brazilian-staffed hotels & restaurants in Southern England.
Published poet, Regency Press London 1968 & DE/EN med. history translator: Rudolf Steiner misteltoe cancer serum, Marburg an der Lahn 1980 + Prof. Dr. Ernst Unger, WWI organ transplants pioneer, Berlin 1982.
(Sport: UniS 1st team soccer; Epsom & Ewell FC; Box Hill Runners mid-Surrey. London-Irish ex-Athletics & Marathon Club twinned with TVH > Thames Valley Harriers).