House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests: Part 1
As at 8th April 2013

OPPERMAN, Guy (Hexham)

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Barrister in private practice. Fees received since 6 May 2010 for legal services provided. Work done before 6 May 2010; no hourly rate agreed, but all between £100 and £250 per hour save where specified. All payments exclusive of VAT, all gross:

Solicitors: TWM. Address: 123 High Street, Epsom, KT19 8AU. Received £1,282.50, 12 March 2012, for work carried out between 17 February 2010 and 16 March 2010; hourly rate £140. (Registered 10 May 2012)

Solicitors: Davies & Co. Address: 17 Grand Central Square, Stockport, SK1 3TA. Received £425, 21 March 2012, for work carried out between 5 November 2009 and 12 January 2010; hourly rate £150. (Registered 10 May 2012)

Solicitors: Shoosmiths. Address: The Lakes, Northampton, NN4 7SH.

Received £2,130.33, 12 April 2012, for work carried out between 12 February 2009 and 22 February 2009, hourly rate £200. (Registered 10 May 2012)

Received £200 on 11 June 2012 for work carried out on 17 March 2009; hourly rate £100. (Registered 30 July 2012)

Received £200 on 18 July 2012 for work carried out on 20 April 2009; hourly rate £100. (Registered 30 July 2012)

Solicitors: Lamport Bassitt. Address: 6-8 Market Place, Reading, RG1 2EG. Received £2,577.12 on 11 July 2012 for work carried out between 30 December 2009 and 15 March 2010; hourly rate approximately £125. (Registered 30 July 2012)

Solicitors: Geoffrey Leaver. Address:  251 Upper Third Street, Milton Keynes, Bucks. MK9 1DR. Received £600 on 24 August 2012 for work carried out on 20 August 2009 ; hourly rate £150 (Registered 31 August 2012)

Solicitors: Pardoes. Address: Preston Road, Yeovil, Somerset. Received £2,160 on 13 September 2012 for work carried out between 3 February 2010 and 10 February 2010; hourly rate £100. (Registered 4 October 2012)

Solicitors: DWF. Address: 5 St Pauls Square, Liverpool, L3 9AE. Received £425 on 27 September 2012 for work carried out on 6 May 2009; hourly rate £200. (Registered 4 October 2012)

Solicitors: Barlow Robbins. Address: Sydenham Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3SR.

Received £851.06 on 1 October 2012 for work carried out on 11 November 2008; hourly rate approximately £125. (Registered 4 October 2012)

Solicitors: GLP. Address: Maple House, Haymarket Street, Bury BL9 0AR. Received £1,100 on 15 October 2012 for work carried out on 7 July 2009; variable hourly rate. (Registered 7 March 2013)

4. Sponsorships

(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by my party to the Electoral Commission:

Name of donor: Mr Britt A Shaw

Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 14 May 2012)

Name of donor: Louise Halbert

Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 18 October 2012)

Name of donor: Michael Opperman

Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 18 October 2012)

Name of donor: Mr and Mrs Peter Barratt

Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 19 February 2013)

6. Overseas visits

Name of donor:  Jamaica Tourist Board

Address of donor:  1 - 2 Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BZ

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): approximately £2,950 for air travel and accommodation

Destination of visit: Kingston and St Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica

Date of visit: 14-21 February 2013

Purpose of visit: to officiate at the opening of the Lords and Commons Pavilion at the Brethren Foundation Community Project. Visit also included bilateral talks with the Jamaican Prime Minister and other ministers, school visits, fact finding visit to Kingston's maximum security prison and discussion regarding prisoner transfer agreements with the UK, meeting with the High Commissioner,cricket games and youth coaching. (Registered 7 March 2013)

Prepared 10th April 2013