An award winning commercial lawyer, John is a highly respected and trusted partner achieving successful outcomes for his clients.

John has extensive experience representing clients in litigious matters and disputes relating to property, contracts, building and construction, lending and mortgages, trade practices and shareholder oppression.

He also advises clients in relation to commercial construction and domestic building matters, including acting for owners, builders and consultants. He regularly acts for and against external administrators in construction matters including litigation/adjudication under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment legislation.

John also works on a broad range of complex corporate and personal insolvency and reconstruction matters, including acting for liquidators, administrators, receivers, trustees, private companies, individuals and directors.

John’s work on a highly complex three way merger worth $686 million was recognised in 2018 when he was awarded the prestigious Deal of the Year Award at the Victorian Legal Awards.

John has also completed a Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (GC In&Ent) at Adelaide University via Pitcher Partners.

Areas of Expertise

Key focus areas:

  • Corporate insolvency and reconstruction
  • Personal insolvency and reconstruction
  • Commercial litigation
  • Commercial construction
  • Security of payment
  • Domestic building
  • Property development
  • Property finance and lending
  • Risk and asset protection