John is an experienced litigator advising a broad range of clients; from individuals, partnerships and small businesses to multinational companies and public sector organisations. He deals with complex commercial contract disputes, shareholder and director disputes, corporate insolvency, contentious intellectual property disputes and executry disputes.
John regularly advises media organisations and news outlets across Scotland with regard to the content of their news articles prior to publication, and also advises clients on potential defamation claims and defences to such claims.
John advises and represents companies and individuals in all types of investigations, inquiries and hearings by the Police, the Health and Safety Executive, the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA), Scottish Forestry, the Church of Scotland and a plethora of local authority investigations. Should a case get past the investigation stage John has the experience to represent clients at any subsequent court or tribunal hearing.
John also advises and represents clients at Arbitrations, Mediation and any other form of alternative dispute resolution, and is recognised as an accredited mediator by RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors).