John is experienced in dealing with commercial matters from straightforward debt recovery to high-value cross-border litigation. His thorough and pragmatic approach to problem solving, combined with a detailed knowledge of civil procedure and experience across a variety of areas of law enables him to provide innovative and practical solutions to difficult problems. His practice includes all aspects of litigation, with a substantial element of courtroom advocacy, from urgent applications for injunctions to lengthy trials with numerous witnesses. He provides advice on contentious and non-contentious matters and deals with forms of dispute resolution other than litigation, including mediation and arbitration.
Re C (in liquidation): John represents several companies in claims by a liquidator for the recovery of allegedly void payments totalling millions of pounds.
H v U: A claim brought under a profit share agreement between individuals and companies domiciled in England and Wales and abroad, relating to the development of several properties in Italy.
M v G: Two claims involving four parties arising out of an agreement to transfer the rights in a patent application, involving allegations of malicious falsehood and breach of contract.
BCS Corporate Acceptances Ltd and others v Taylor and Drewett  EWHC 533 (QB): An application for a freezing injunction against the wife of a judgment debtor, which John successfully resisted, and subsequent claim involving trusts and section 423 of the Insolvency Act 1986.
DM Deals LLC v Amazon.co.uk Limited  EWHC 1520 (Comm): John represented the claimant in a claim valued at over $37 million against Amazon.
G v L: A claim for land introduction and sales and marketing fees, in which John obtained judgment following a three-day trial and subsequently opposed the defendant’s costs appeal to the Court of Appeal.
P v B: John represented a statutory body in a claim and mediation relating to licences to retain works in the River Thames.
A v R: John obtained judgment and indemnity costs against a company and its director over the non-payment of tax on the importation of a Ferrari and subsequently dealt with various issues relating to enforcement and costs, including obtaining a freezing injunction, charging order and order for sale.