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Barrister specialising in all areas of real property and landlord and tenant law. His practice is primarily litigation based, but he also regularly undertakes advice and drafting in non-contentious scenarios. Extensive expertise in a wide variety of property issues, including: sale of land, restrictive covenants, easements, mortgages, licences, boundary disputes, contractual disputes involving property, torts relating to land. Landlord and tenant law: business and residential tenancies, agricultural tenancies, local authority housing issues. John is also regularly instructed in other matters within the commercial Chancery field, including partnership disputes, probate and trusts and commercial contracts. 'Chambers and Partners' 2003-04 described John as 'first class on paper' and 'a superb opponent and someone you'd prefer not to be against'. Selected cases: John successfully acted for the appellant in the Court of Appeal in June 2003 in Gonthier v Orange Contract Scaffolding Ltd ( EWCA Civ 873), a case relating to estoppels arising in 'subject to contract' negotiations and the 'clean hands' defence; Southward v Banham  BPIR 1253 - concerning set-offs for rent in partnership actions; Solon South West Housing Association Ltd v James  155 NLJ 410 - as to reliance on anonymous hearsay evidence in possession actions; Sweet v Sommer & Neanor  4 All ER 288 - easements of necessity.
Called 1992; attorney at law, New York State 1989-91.
Chancery Bar Association; Bristol & Cardiff Chancery Bar Association; Property Bar Association.
University of Oxford (BA); University of Cambridge (LLM); University of Pennsylvania (LLM); Thouron Scholar, University of Pennsylvania Queen Mother's Scholar, Sachs Prize and Campbell-Foster Prize, Middle Temple.
Chancery (general); Property - litigation; Private client - probate, wills and family provision