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Practice Overview

John’s practice covers all aspects of trust and property law advice, drafting and litigation (including charities, wills and probate) and associated revenue and private international law questions. He specialises in advising on trusts (both private client and commercial), on revenue matters and on matters relating to the Society of Lloyd’s.

John acts for several of the leading large family trusts and land estates. He is a specialist in drawing up and advising upon complicated trust documentation and commercial documents and has taken part in many court applications under the Variation of Trusts Act, 1958 (particularly recently for the insertion of new perpetuity and accumulation periods). He has a detailed knowledge of the complex structure of rules and byelaws applicable to the Society of Lloyd’s and of the interlocking trust deeds and agency agreements which members, brokers and agents are required to execute.

John is listed in the Who’s Who Legal: UK Bar 2016 for Private Client