John joined Guildhall as a door tenant in December 2012 and is an experienced barrister in clinical negligence and professional negligence.
* = Door Tenant.
In the clinical sphere, John has represented claimants and defendant Trusts and defence organisations in an extremely wide range of complex and high value claims.
John's experience also extends into inquests/coronial law and regulatory, including GMC and RCVS, work as well as product liability in the health context.
John was described as 'a silk with a growing reputation, who is considered to be amongst the best at cross-examination in the London market: "I think he's probably the most devastating cross-examiner I've ever seen in court - it's like a courtroom television programme! He's a very very bright guy." "A real fighter with high standards, he's a truly gifted trial advocate who gets the right result for his clients.
'praised for the value he brings to maximum severity claims' and described as 'delightful to deal with, very good with clients' with an 'uncommon ability to produce first-rate advice with seeming effortlessness and to great effect.'
'A real fighter' with 'exceptional advocacy skills.'
'A real star of the junior bar in this area, acting with distinction on both the claimant and defendant sides, no matter how difficult and challenging the case' as well as 'Sensible, robust and thoughtful' in his approach, he is beloved of solicitors as he is "efficient, speedy and reliable" in his turnaround of work.