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John specialises in all cases relating to Private and Public law issues involving children – including contact and residence disputes, special guardianship orders and adoption proceedings.


John works tirelessly in seeking to achieve full, fair and just financial settlements for separating and divorcing parties.  

He is also frequently instructed in many other areas of Family Law


John was called to the Bar by Lincoln's Inn in 1974 and for more than twenty five years was based at Chambers in London’s Middle Temple.

During his early career John had a broad general practice, including criminal, civil, landlord & tenant, and personal injury. He was instructed to appear in all the major London Courts and Tribunals, including the Royal Courts of Justice, and the Central Criminal Court (' Old Bailey') as well as General & District Courts- Martial in Germany, Scotland and England.

However John quickly developed a specific interest in Family Law, an area in which he has now specialised for many years.  Since 2001 John has been in full time practice in East Anglia.

Alongside his work within East Anglia, he is regularly instructed in the Principal Registry of the Family Division, and in Courts throughout England & Wales.


John was for many years a teacher of Advocacy Training at the Council of Legal Education in London. He also served as a Member of the Board of Examiners at the Inns of Court School of Law.

John is a member of the Family Law Bar Association.

At leisure John enjoys time spent with his expanding family, pursuing his, and their, many interests.