John graduated in 2010 with a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and subsequently completed an MSc in Latin American Studies in 2011; at University College and St Cross College, University of Oxford.
John retrained as a barrister having worked as a corporate finance analyst in the mergers & acquisitions team at Deutsche Bank, his work included the 2013 IPO of Infinis and 2014 Dixons Carphone merger. He went on to complete a Graduate Diploma in Law at City University London in 2015, and completed the Bar Professional Training Course at BPP University London in 2016. John was awarded multiple scholarships during his studies, including the Lincoln’s Inn Lord Denning Scholarship, the Lincoln’s Inn Hardwicke Entrance Award, and the Lincoln’s Inn Buchanan Prize.
Following completion of the BPTC, and prior to commencing pupillage, John joined the Shell Global Litigation Team, working independently and as part of teams advising Shell entities on a range of matters including: commercial contracts, tax, Bilateral Investment Treaties and jurisdictional issues arising out of claims brought by communities from the Niger Delta alleging environmental damage. John also worked as a visiting lecturer at City University London, teaching tort and contract law.
During the BPTC John participated in a number of mooting competitions, winning the BPP Internal moot and the OUP/BPP national moot, as well as being selected to represent Lincoln’s Inn in the final of the UKLSA national moot.
As a pupil, John will gain experience in all of chambers’ core areas: commercial litigation, employment, personal injury, clinical negligence, insurance and reinsurance, professional negligence and tax.