John Dickinson > Chambers of Matthew White > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile
St John's Chambers Offices
St John's Chambers
101 VICTORIA STREET
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Agriculture & Rural Affairs, Commercial, Court of Protection, Mediation, Professional Negligence, Real Estate, Wills & Trusts
John specialises in chancery and commercial litigation. John’s chancery practice includes contentious probate work, Court of Protection applications, disputes concerning trusts and settlements, pensions, all aspects of property litigation. John’s commercial practice includes local authority services contracts claims and adjudications, purchase agreements and other contract disputes, shareholder disputes, partnership and banking cases, insolvency, claimant and defendant professional negligence work including solicitors, accountants and financial institutions. John spent over 6 months in 2002-03 acting as counsel assisting Lord Penrose’s inquiry concerning Equitable Life. John is a mediator.
Qualified as chartered accountant 1991; practised for five years, latterly at Coopers & Lybrand for the BCCI investigation; called to the Bar 1995.
Chancery Bar Association
Associate Member of the Association of Contentious Trust And Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)
Western Chancery & Commercial Bar Association
Professional Negligence Bar Association
Financial Services Lawyers Association
Chartered Accountant (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales) FCA
Associate Member of the Association of Pension Lawyers
Member of the Court of Protection Bar Association
- BA Comb Hons (Exon.) ACA (Qualified as a Chartered Accountant 1991) Dip. Law (Distinction)
Tennis and country walks.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1
Bristol’s St John’s Chambers houses a team which is regularly instructed in cases involving claims against surveyors and solicitors, and is especially strong in handling work brought against architects. John Dickinson acts for banks and insurer clients in a range of professional negligence disputes, and Joss Knight has solid expertise in advising on claims brought against valuers, contract administrators and builders. James Pearce-Smith is sought after for his expertise in assisting claimants, with a core focus on acting for lender clients in cases relating to the banking sector. James Marwick is also a key name to note.