Year Of Call: 1979
John specialises in professional negligence and other insurance and property related claims, contract and commercial, public and regulatory and personal injury law. He has particular expertise in education claims and is listed in the current editions of the legal directories for both his professional negligence and education work.
Recent editions of Chambers & Partners UK Bar Guide and The Legal 500 describe him variously as:-
"Intellectually brilliant and very commercial."
"He is excellent with clients."
"Very high intellectual ability."
"Shows real gravitas in the courtroom."
He is a contributor to 'Local Authority Liability' 4th Edition (Morrell and Foster).
Chapman v London Borough of Barking & Dagenham
LTL 16/5/97;  48 EG 154
Summary: Liability of local authority for limb falling from tree.
Stevenson (1) Hinton (2) Taylor (3) v Southwark London Borough Council
 EWHC 108 (QB)
DAMAGES - LOCAL GOVERNMENT - PLANNING
EXEMPLARY DAMAGES : LOCAL GOVERNMENT :...
Latest Publications Read more
- 'Liability for maintaining a verge: Russell v West Sussex County Council' (Personal Injury Law Journal)
- 'Pittaway and Hammerton: Professional Negligence Cases' (Butterworths, 1998)
- London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association
- Professional Negligence Bar Association