With a law degree from Kings College London and having been admitted as a solicitor in 1978, John has spent almost all of his professional career in the City and the West End of London. John worked for seven years as group solicitor and company secretary to a very successful publicly quoted hotel and restaurant company until it was taken over by a well known hotel chain in the late 1980’s and thereafter in partnership and as a consultant in a private practice in Mayfair and St James’s.
In over thirty years of practice, John has accumulated extensive experience in a wide range of commercial transactions including not only the acquisition development and disposal of businesses and of freehold and leasehold commercial residential and investment properties but also in the many aspects of commercial retail residential and licensed premises (including construction and development; acquisitions and disposals; financing and secured lending and UK property investment).
John has acted in the acquisition and disposal of numerous hotels pubs clubs and restaurants and many commercial and high value residential properties. As well as acting for his UK clients, John has many overseas clients and deals with their off-shore interests in a number of jurisdictions (including the incorporation of foreign companies and the establishment of overseas trusts) particularly in connection with investment in UK real estate both commercial and residential.