John is developing a broad practice across chambers’ areas of expertise, with particular strengths in commercial disputes and domestic public law. He is regularly instructed in commercial proceedings in the High Court and in arbitration and has advised government clients including the Ministry of Justice and the Department for Transport.
Before coming to the Bar, John spent six years as an army officer with the Welsh Guards. He completed two operational tours in Afghanistan, and served as a Military Adviser at the British High Commission in Pakistan. He retains a particular interest in defence, security and international affairs.
John read History at the University of Cambridge, gained a Masters in War Studies at King’s College London and returned to Cambridge to complete a PhD in History.
John’s previous career and recent practice mean that he is comfortable with a wide range of cases, including those that raise public or European Union law issues, in a commercial context.