Solicitor & Barrister
Admitted as a Lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1975 and the High Court of Australia in 2015, John has practiced continuously in the legal industry for more than 50 years. Even with all that experience under his belt John continues to keep abreast of the convoluted changes in the legal industry and ensures his office operates with the highest levels of modern technology. Raised and educated here on the Northern Beaches, John initially commuted from Clareville and Avalon to Sydney’s Western Suburbs to his Cabramatta practice before opening his Mona Vale offices in 1993.
John is an all-rounder and enjoys applying his naturally methodical, analytical, communicative and commercially astute nature to difficult and complex matters through his constructive conciliatory mediation style. He brings an immense amount of life experience to his matters and can clearly and simply explain the most complicated of legal processes using analogies and insights from his wealth of wisdom.
- Solicitor & Barrister, Dip Law (S.A.B) (YEAR?) University of Sydney
Articled Clerk with Ian Lacey Solicitor (1966) Cabramatta
- Leaving Certificate (1965) Narrabeen Boys High School
- Law Society of NSW
Master Builders Association of NSW
Yachting Association of Australia
John has been extensively involved in the sport of yachting at both a State and National level. He was Commodore of the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, Newport between 1990 and 1992.
Not only an experienced solicitor and barrister, John is also a licensed builder and has completed a number of property developments in the past. He is passionate about all manner of complex and simple machinery which includes the rebuilding and maintenance of engines. John enjoys welding and is well read on marine engineering, rail, maritime, automotive, industrial history and history in general. He chooses to spend his spare time with timber and tools in restoration projects, particularly wooden boat building.