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 on a wide range of contentious and advisory matters, including:
- Advices on conflict of law issues in a large multi-jurisdictional dispute between several overseas companies.
- Advices on procedural matters in a multi-million pound professional negligence claim against a firm of accountants.
- Settlement negotiations in a large commercial construction dispute.
- Preparation for interim hearings and trial in a multi-million pound claim brought against a company, auditors and accountants.
- Preparation for detailed assessment hearings.
- An application for a freezing injunction as part of a large commercial dispute, prior to the commencement of proceedings.
John has also been instructed alone on a variety of matters. He regularly appears at interim and final hearings in the County Court, and settles pleadings across various areas of practice. John has, for example, recently been instructed in claims against professionals for negligence and breach of contract, including in claims against legal professionals, and appears for both claimants and defendants in trials arising out of road traffic accidents.
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.