John is the partner in charge of the commercial property and the company & commercial departments.
John enjoys business and the challenge of helping clients to bring their personal aims and ambitions to fulfilment.
As a commercial property solicitor he has acted for a diverse range of clients, from those building or buying their first commercial premises to those for whom he has built nationwide chains of retail premises.
John has dealt with all types of commercial property from shops, offices and warehouses through to filling stations, care homes, hotels, development sites, public houses and other licensed premises and industrial estates.
As a company & commercial lawyer he has advised many individuals and companies in pursuit of corporate success.
“The knack”, he says, “is to meet and get to know your client and understand his or her aims and ambitions”. Only by doing this can you bring your own commercial experience to bear to achieve the right outcome. He adds “you must be prepared to tell the client when you feel he or she is travelling in the wrong direction”.
John acts as both an executive and a non-executive director for a number of companies. He is a strong advocate of a negotiated or mediated way out of a difficulty. “Litigation is a costly and time consuming activity, which is best avoided if possible”.