John joined 4 New Square in October 2018 following the successful completion of his pupillage, and is developing a broad commercial practice.
John has worked with other counsel on a wide range of contentious and advisory matters, across chambers’ core areas of work. These have included:
- High value professional negligence claims against accountants, auditors, legal professionals, and others.
- A number of commercial arbitrations, under the ICC, LCIA and CIMAR rules.
- Claims with a multi-jurisdictional element, involving issues of private international law.
- A range of pre-action and interim applications, and complex settlement negotiations.
John has also been instructed as sole counsel on a variety of matters. He regularly appears at interim and final hearings in the County Court, settles pleadings across a number of areas of practice, and has advised on various issues of commercial law – including in relation to disputes involving company and insolvency law.
John was called to the bar by the Middle Temple, and received a Queen Mother Scholarship – the Inn’s most prestigious major award. John was also awarded a Harmsworth Entrance Exhibition, and a BPTC Excellence Award.
Before coming to the bar, John graduated with a first in law from University College London, following a degree in classical archaeology and ancient history at the University of Oxford. He went on to read for the Bachelor of Civil Law at Oxford, achieving a Distinction in all of his papers.
Prior to pupillage, John worked at the Law Commission as a research assistant, where he was involved in preparing the Commission’s proposal for a goods mortgages bill, to replace the Bills of Sale Acts.