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"Exceptional at providing clear, commercial innovative advice; a very effective advocate " - The Legal 500, 2015

Year of call: 1994


John’s practice is primarily based on advice and representation in relation to the law of property, dealing regularly with owners of freehold and leasehold interests in land. 

He also handles professional negligence litigation in relation to property professionals as well as commercial insolvency and general contractual disputes, where his property expertise gives him the edge

“An extremely capable and experienced advocate”, the legal directories recommend him not only as “the quality of his work is excellent” but also because he is “very easy to deal with” and “highly approachable”.

In a previous life John was a civil servant working in matters concerning defence and foreign affairs.

Legal Directory Recommendations

John is recommended in both Chambers UK and Legal 500 for Property/Real Estate Litigation.

He is also recommended for Commercial Dispute Resolution in Chambers UK.


  • MA (Oxon)
  • Post-graduate certificate in Law
  • Postgraduate certificate in Russian

Professional Memberships

  • Property Bar Association
  • Chancery Bar Association
  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association