A Chartered Surveyor by profession, Hal is married and has four grownup children. He has lived at Levens Hall nearly all of his life and manages the House which is open to visitors and the mixed agricultural estate which includes two in-hand farms and varius let farms. The Levens Estate has several sections of the River Kent system from the upper reaches of Selside, a section south of Kendal and finally a section from Force Bridge to below Levens Bridge. Hal is a keen angler and conservationist.