John practises mainly in the areas of commercial disputes and public law. He was appointed to the Attorney General’s C Panel of Counsel in March 2019.
John regularly appears in the Administrative Court, the Commercial Court, the Chancery Division, and the county courts, as well as in arbitral proceedings. He advises both private clients and government departments and undertakes pro bono work through Advocate (the Bar Pro Bono Unit).
In addition to general commercial disputes and civil fraud work, John’s expertise includes EU law (particularly competition law) and human rights and rule of law issues. He is developing a strong public law practice, including work that straddles domestic and international public law and cases that raise national security issues.
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.