John started his 12-month pupillage specialising in Commercial and Insolvency law in September 2016 and is now able to receive instructions. His pupil supervisor is Stefan Ramel.
In the course of his first six John has seen a broad range of both commercial and insolvency work at every stage of the legal process from first conferences, mediations, CCMCs and trials all the way up to the Supreme Court in December. He has worked on cases across the spectrum of commercial and chancery law from contractual disputes to possession hearings, banking disputes and fraud. John has also worked on insolvency cases involving statutory demands, annulments, transaction avoidance, and petitions.
John grew up in the Cotswolds before going to University College, Durham where he studied law. He developed an interest in Commercial law, particularly international commercial law and was a Vice-Chancellor’s Scholar for Academic Excellence. He also received academic prizes in Trusts and Equity Law and Land Law. John was awarded a Bedingfield Scholarship by Gray’s Inn.
Prior to starting pupillage John participated in mooting, including at the International Criminal Court Competition at The Hague in 2016. Additionally he has worked as an intern in a publishing house in Galle, Sri Lanka. He also worked as a teacher of English in a township in Yangon, Myanmar.
Away from work John is keen on travelling, swimming and playing the saxophone. He also enjoys sailing and watching rugby.
John is now available for all civil work. We are, however, keen to encourage our clients to take advantage of John’s specialist pupillage within the Commercial and Insolvency Teams.
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