He was educated at Malvern College and University College, Oxford, where he took honours in Law (Bachelor, Bachelor of Civil Law).
In 1937 he was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple and practised as a barrister. From 1940-1947 he served with the Intelligence branch of the Royal Air Force. In 1972 he became a Circuit Judge on South Eastern Circuit.
He was Liberal candidate for the Epping division of Essex at the 1950 General Election.
In a difficult election for the Liberal Party he finished third;
He did not stand for parliament again.