John is a partner in the Dispute Resolution Team where he handles a wide range of complex and high-value commercial litigation and international arbitration, often involving multi-jurisdictional issues.
He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (International Arbitration) and is also an experienced mediator accredited in the UK by the Civil Mediation Council.
John’s practice includes:
English High Court and County Court litigation
International arbitrations and domestic arbitrations
cross-border disputes and issues of proper law, jurisdiction and forum
injunctions and freezing orders
mediation, as a mediator and representing clients at mediations
property and landlord and tenant litigation
shareholders’ and boardroom disputes
intellectual property litigation and theft of data claims
John’s arbitration experience spans more than 25 years and he has extensive experience representing clients in both international arbitration and domestic arbitration, institutional and ad hoc. Some of John’s most notable recent cases have involved: An arbitration between two middle eastern parties in respect of a contract for the distribution of high value medical equipment supplied from Japan to Saudi Arabia: A dispute in respect of the quality of steel supplied by a Korean steel producer to a Polish roofing manufacturer: A construction dispute in relation to a redevelopment of a London property: A dispute between a Chilean manufacturer of green coke and an importer from Italy:
John has considerable experience as a mediator and believes that there are very few disputes which are not capable of resolution by the use of mediation. He has proved to be very effective at bringing the parties to the point where they feel they can reach accord.
John accepts appointments as arbitrator and as a mediator.
With more than 30 years' of experience and expertise, John is a very effective dispute resolution lawyer. He is a tenacious litigator with the ability to identify key issues early enabling him to resolve issues as quickly and cost effectively as the circumstances allow.
“offers practical solutions“ — Legal 500 2019