A legal expert who helps clients protect their Intellectual Property and navigate the complex legal landscape relating to technology, business, and Data Protection.

John is a Partner and Group Head of the Commercial team. He specialises in assisting clients with day-to-day business contracts, complex technology arrangements, and Intellectual Property and Media Law matters.

John has wide experience in a number of business sectors and has a strong track record in helping his clients achieve their business goals. He is known for his clear and concise communication and his ability to understand and demystify intricate legal concepts.

John strives to help businesses protect themselves from risk and grow their value. A strong background in diligence has given him the opportunity to better understand the chinks a business may have in its legal armour.

Before qualifying as a lawyer, John had a long and varied career in the music and media industry where he developed first hand commercial expertise.

John first graduated with a degree in Biochemistry from Imperial College, London.

Work highlights


Helped a technology /engineering client negotiate and conclude a long-term £250m manufacturing and supply agreement with a global electronics business.


Regularly advises a globally-recognised arts organisation in relation to its commercial arrangements, including use of its venue for third party productions and filming location agreements.


Negotiated and concluded a brand licence agreement with a well-known retailer which will allow our client to roll out that retailer’s “own-brand” products throughout the world.


Advised Kelsey Publishing Limited, a major magazine publisher whose portfolio includes periodicals such as Psychologies, Period Homes, Triathlon Plus, and Outdoor Fitness, on several deals, both acquisitions and sales including IP assets worth in the region of £4.5 million

Recent articles


International trade and trading across borders; the financial and legal implications

In this episode, we delve into the risks and opportunities confronting businesses involved in global trade or aspiring to expand their international footprint amidst the current economic climate.



Top tips for investor-readiness – Corporate Commentary episode 10

Get tips from the experts on becoming investor ready in order to grow your business.



Data claims in distress

Recent case law shows the courts are taking a tough line on claims for distress caused by a data breach



Brexit: Are you ready?

While businesses are taking steps to prepare for Brexit, many are unsure where to begin managing their risk