Principal & Director
John has been practising in Upper Hutt since 1986 and started his private practice in 1992. His specialisations are litigation in Criminal Law, Family Law and General Civil Law and he has taken cases through the High Court and the Court of Appeal.
From being a sole practitioner, John has steadily grown his firm. The firm now employs three legally qualified staff and two support staff.
John's career started in Foreign Affairs where he took the opportunity in the Diplomatic Service and was posted to Jakarta. From there he worked in the Law Reform Division at the then Department of Justice. John was President of the Upper Hutt Chamber of Commerce from 1999 through to 2001 before it merged with the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce of which he continues to be a member. He is currently an Upper Hutt City Councillor and is a Trustee on the Timberlea House Community Trust Board. He is also Upper Hutt's elected representative on the Hutt Mana Charitable Trust.
John is married with four girls, two grandchildren and a dog. He enjoys DIY around the house, plays the piano and is a Hurricanes supporter.
Phone: 04 5279 727