Basil is a solicitor with leading international law firm, Simmons & Simmons LLP, where he qualified in 2008. He specialises in international arbitration and regularly works for clients based all around the world. Basil has advised a number of non-profit organisations in a pro bono capacity on a range of legal issues. Before retraining as a solicitor, Basil worked as a corporate social responsibility consultant with a global public relations firm, advising retailers, utility companies and other organisations on the management of their social and environmental impacts. Basil is also an elected member and trustee of his local parish church.