John was originally called to the Bar in 1994 and qualified as a solicitor in 1997. Having spent over 20 years as a solicitor, John returned to practise at the Bar in 2019.
John has a broad business and property practice with a particular focus on corporate and personal insolvency related matters.
Before returning to the Bar, John was most recently a partner in a major UK firm leading the Restructuring and Insolvency Practice in the North West. Prior to that, John was a partner in a major international law firm.
John advised on both contentious and non-contentious matters. He acted for insolvency practitioners, receivers, banks, lenders, creditors, debtors, directors, shareholders and other parties interested in or affected by individual or companies in financial distress, or where financial distress is anticipated.
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Stanley International Betting Ltd v Stanleybet UK Investments Ltd and others  1 BCLC 1 – A contested administration order application acting for the proposed administrators
Fabb and others v Peters and others  EWHC 296 (Ch) – Successfully applying to strike out a unfounded negligence claim brought against the administrators by the form director, successfully obtaining civil restraint orders against the applicants.