Born in Trikomo, in the district Ammochostos, in 1958, where he lived the first years of his life, he later moved to the town of Ammochostos with his family, where he lived until the invasion in 1974. He received his secondary education at the American Academy of Larnaca. After he finished his service in the Cyprus Army, he studied at the University of London from where he attained a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and a Master of Laws (LLM).
He practised as an advocate from 1985 until 1992, as a member of the Bar Council of Ammochostos and in January 1993 he was appointed a District Judge. As a first instance Judge, he served in all jurisdictions, including that of the Permanent Assize Court and at all levels of the first instant hierarchy. He served for a term as the Vice President of the Cyprus Judgesʼ Association. He was appointed to the Supreme Court of Cyprus in January 2014, where he still serves. He is the President of the Committee of the Civil Procedure Rules, an Arbitrator of the Court of Conciliation and Arbitration within the OSCE and a Member of the Venice Commission. He is married and has three children.