John is a specialist commercial litigator with a wide practice in commercial dispute resolution, company law, shareholder matters, partnership disputes, civil fraud, restraint of trade, intellectual property law and professional negligence. He also established the Commercial and Chancery Practice Group at St John’s Chambers.
Before joining Chambers, John was a partner in one of the largest commercial firms of barristers and solicitors in Auckland, New Zealand. His cases included acting as Counsel on behalf of the New Zealand Government appointed administrators in two major insolvencies of large financial services groups of companies, acting in a patent licensing arbitration in the USA and the defence of claims against a land development company which involved erosion of a seafront development.
- New Zealand Bar, Chancery Bar Association
Qualifications & awards:
- LLB (London); University of Auckland, New Zealand Bar Exams
- University of Bristol Post Graduate Certificate in UK and EU Competition Law