John Churchill

Year of call: 2016

John John

John completed his pupillage under the supervision of Stefan Ramel in September 2017 and is a member of both the commercial and insolvency teams. In the course of his pupillage he had experience of a broad practice ranging from banking disputes, corporate insolvency, bankruptcy and general contract law. He has also appeared in courts across the country in commercial and insolvency matters.


John has had exposure to a diverse variety of commercial work stretching from general commercial work to specialist areas such as the provision of financial advice and regulation.

John has also acted in for large commercial companies in contractual disputes at all stages of the litigation process, including giving pre-action advice, drafting and final hearings.


John has had experience of a wide spectrum of insolvency matters in both the personal and the corporate context. This has involved seeing domestic and cross-border insolvency work, with issues ranging from breaches of directors’ duties and misfeasance to transactions at an undervalue and preferences.

Additionally John has acted in applications for insolvency practitioners in obtaining orders for sale, applications in bankruptcies and in applications to set aside statutory demands. He has also acted for companies in the insolvency context, particularly in resisting winding-up orders.

Court of Protection

John has recently started to practice in public law work with the full support of the Public Law and Court of Protection teams at Guildhall. John has now had experience of Court of Protection hearings in welfare and property and estates and is keen to do more work in this area, as well as public law work in different fields.


For further information and enquiries please contact:

Commercial & Insolvency: Chris Checketts 

Court of Protection: Fern Dorling


  • Bedingfield Scholarship, Gray's Inn
  • BPTC, University of Law, Birmingham
  • LLB, Durham Law School
  • Sullivan & Cromwell Prize Overall Performance
  • Forsters LLP Land Law Prize
  • Macfarlanes Trusts and Equity Prize
  • Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship for Academic Excellence