John is incredibly thorough and leaves no stone unturned in his advice. He is incredibly well prepared, has a good manner with the client, is approachable and calm under pressure. ‘John is a very safe and reliable pair of hands to have on complex cases. He is very good with clients and a capable advocate.’ ‘John gets to grips with matters quickly and greatly reassures clients with his approach and analysis.’ “

Chambers UK 2024, Chancery

John is a barrister specialising in real estate work including conveyancing disputes, boundaries and easements, in particular disputes over parking and rights of way in both civil and tribunal proceedings and representation in tribunals in relation to adverse possession and other land registry issues.

He specialises in all aspects of landlord and tenant disputes. He was recently acting in a 5-day hearing for a Landlord & Tenant 1954 Act renewal for a sewerage.

He also covers boundary disputes and related adverse possession claims. John has dealt with many such cases in the courts and tribunals.

John has been consistently recommended as a leading junior in recent editions of Chambers UK and Legal 500. Peers describe him as having an amazing knowledge of the law, and an ability to carry out in-depth analysis of complex facts and issues.

Directory Quotes

“John is excellent, so easy to work with and also so skilled and bright. ‘He provides a fantastic level of service and is technically very strong.’ ‘He is approachable and a safe pair of hands. His advice is meticulous and well structured.’ He is extremely good on details and figures. He picks up every single detail, he is always very clear-headed and manages to make sense of chaos.’”

Chambers UK 2024, Chancery

John provides technical advice in such a down-to-earth way that even the trickiest cases can be dealt with smoothly.’ ‘He deals with complex factual and legal matters with close attention to deal, immense patience and good humour.’ ‘John is extremely easy to talk to and provides high-quality, well-structured advice.’ “

Chambers UK 2023, Chancery

John’s attention to detail is second to none. He is forensically superb – he can unpick a case extremely well. He’s extremely knowledgeable and has an excellent grasp of complex matters.”

Chambers UK 2022, Chancery

John is a calm and measured advocate, who is always very thorough, precise and clear in his written advice. Nothing is too complex for him to disentangle.”


Client Quotes

Huge gratitude for your kindness, support and incredibly wise counsel though out our case. You are an extraordinary man and we feel very lucky to have had you represent us.”

  • Qualifications & awards:

    • BA Comb Hons (Exon.) ACA (Qualified as a Chartered Accountant 1991) Dip. Law (Distinction)
  • Professional memberships:

    • Chancery Bar Association
    • Associate member of the Association of Contentious Trust And Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)
    • Western Chancery & Commercial Bar Association
    • Professional Negligence Bar Association
    • Financial Services Lawyers Association
    • Chartered Accountant (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales) ACA
    • Member of the Court of Protection Bar Association
  • John Dickinson is regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate. If you are not satisfied with the service provided, please read here.