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John is a solicitor in the Dispute Resolution and Compliance team and acts for a range of PLC and privately owned companies in particular sectors including Sport, Finance, Retail, Technology and Construction.
He specialises in commercial and regulatory matters including:
- Breach of contract claims;
- Sale of goods and supply of services;
- Intellectual property disputes;
- Insurance disputes;
- Professional negligence;
- Public procurement challenges;
- Judicial review claims; and
- Regulatory investigations and compliance.
John has a wealth of experience dealing with claims in the County Courts, High Court and Appeal Courts as well as all forms of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration.
John is also a member of Shoosmiths' sports law group specialising in regulatory and contentious issues including contractual disputes (such as breaches of contract, contract terminations and compensation claims), disciplinary proceedings and the registration and transfer of players. He advises clubs, associations, agencies and athletes within many sports with a particular focus on football, cricket and rugby. John regularly appears in the media commenting on sports law issues including BBC News and BBC Radio 5 Live and provides updates on Twitter (see @fc_legal). John is a member of the British Association for Sport and Law and the Sport Resolutions’ Pro Bono Legal Advice List.
John joined Shoosmiths from Blake Morgan LLP in February 2016.
LLB (Hons) Law ( Oxford Brookes University )
Legal Practice Course ( Oxford Institute of Legal Practice )