Lance undertook his pupillage in Chambers and was called to the Bar in 2009. He is building a busy practice with a focus on personal injury, employment, discrimination, environmental and regulatory law. Lance also regularly appears in the magistrates and crown courts representing motorists charged with driving offences. Lance also has experience of Inquest and Public Inquiry work and was recently instructed as junior counsel for the National Union of Journalists at the Leveson Inquiry (led by John Hendy QC).
Lance gained a first class degree in Environmental Sciences at the University of Sussex. He completed the Graduate Diploma in Law at City University where he received the 1 Chancery Lane essay prize for tort law, and undertook the Bar Vocational Couse at BPP in London where he was graded outstanding. Lance has been awarded the Hardwicke, Lord Denning, and Buchanan Scholarships from Lincoln's Inn and was a finalist in the Sir Louis Gluckstein Advocacy competition.
Prior to converting to law, Lance worked as an environmental consultant advising public and private sector clients on all aspects of compliance with environmental legislation, particularly in relation to large-scale construction projects.
He is a qualified Free Representation Unit volunteer and has represented clients in both social security and employment tribunal claims. In the year before commencing pupillage Lance worked as a county court advocate appearing before District Judges in a variety of matters including infant settlement approvals, interim application hearings and small claim trials.