Dip. LP University of Glasgow

LL.B University of Glasgow

Bsc (Hons) The Robert Gordon University

Special interests


Company and commercial




Since calling in 2005, John has received a wide variety of repeat instructions with particular emphasis on family and child law.

As well as all aspects of separation and financial provision on divorce, he advises on and appears in cases dealing with adoption, permanency, residence/contact and international child abduction. He has a particular interest in the rights of former cohabitants and has regularly given presentations to solicitors on that subject.

He was one of the first group of lawyers in Scotland to be accredited as an arbitrator by the Family Law Arbitration Group Scotland (FLAGs) which offers parties a less formalistic and more cost-effective means of dispute resolution where they have been unable to agree a solution by either negotiation and/or mediation.

As well as his civil practice, John has extensive experience in all the Scottish criminal courts, appearing for the defence as well as for the Crown.