John is a widely experienced advocate, previously a senior solicitor `(admitted 1993) and Higher Courts Advocate (June 2005) and then called to the bar and joining PSQB in 2016. John has a great amount of experience in dealing with both vulnerable clients and those who find themselves in emotionally draining circumstances. He also has experience of cases involving cultural sensitivity and conflict.
John has experience of both representing and challenging those with additional needs, in particular with learning or behavioural issues. He has experience in cases with intermediaries and cross-examination of vulnerable witnesses.
John has a background of dealing with both sensitive and complex cases, including those with complex medical issues or conflicting expert evidence. He also has experience in dealing with issues crossing cultural and religious boundaries.
Having had a long standing interest in family law since first being actively involved in care cases when in his early years John is accepting instructions in family law, and in particular in care work.
John, originally from Leeds, is an approachable advocate providing robust but considered straightforward advice.