- St. Anrew's University. M.Theol.
- Personal Injury Bar Association
- Professional Negligence Bar Association
Areas of Work
- Civil Litigation
- Clinical Negligence
- Public Law
John has extensive experience both in the preparation and presentation of difficult and substantial actions. This includes the analysis and assessment of expert evidence. He is used to dealing with clients in difficult and stressful circumstances.
John has given talks on various topics including system neglect; expert evidence; special damages; and the future of medical regulation.
John is a member of the Civil Group; the Clinical Negligence Group; and the Public Law Group.
- Clinical Negligence acting for Claimants, doctors and NHS Trusts
- Veterinary negligence acting for veterinary surgeons. John has argued Bolam and Bolitho in the context of veterinary negligence before the Court of Appeal (Calver v Westwood)
- Employers liability
- Road traffic
- Public liability
Police Misconduct Proceedings
John has acted for the Merseyside and North Wales Police in misconduct cases against officers. This work includes careful advice, preparation and presentation. John has also appeared for the police before the Police Appeals Tribunal.
Disciplinary Proceedings before Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
John acts for veterinary surgeons before the Disciplinary Committee. This work requires careful advice and preparation and, when necessary advice on appeal to the Privy Council.
John has represented companies in proceedings brought against them by the Health & Safety Executive. He represented the company in R v P & O Ferries (Irish Sea) Ltd, before the Court of Appeal, a case involving a fatal accident.
John has experience in dealing wtih Liquor and Betting Shop licensing.