John is experienced in handling commercial disputes and regularly advises on contractual interpretation, legal principles and issues of procedure and tactics. He provides representation at trial and at all other hearings from the pre-action stage to enforcement, costs and appeal. He is experienced in dealing with issues relating to corporate and personal insolvency and fraud and he often attends court on an urgent basis to deal with applications for injunctions. He particularly enjoys drafting pleadings, written arguments and other documents for use in court.
John is familiar with alternative dispute resolution, including mediation, joint settlement meetings and general negotiation.
Gray v Larkfleet Limited: A successful claim for land introduction and sales and marketing fees. The defendant has obtained permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal on a costs point.
BCS and others v Taylor and Drewett  All ER (D) 136: 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.
Port of London Authority v Breakshore Limited: Represented the Port of London Authority in a claim relating to licences to retain works in the River Thames, including a mediation in March 2016.
Ardila v Reeve and Incarnation Limited: 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 pursued enforcement proceedings.
News & Resources
The Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016 came into effect this month, replacing the Insolvency Rules 1986. The rules have been restructured, consolidated and modernised, with the intention of delivering efficiency savings through deregulation. The following is a brief round-up of some of the key features.26th April 2017 Read more
In September 2016, Chief Master Marsh found that the privilege attaching to without prejudice communications extends to interlocutory hearings.4th November 2016 Read more