John is a partner in the Corporate/Commercial team. He is an experienced corporate lawyer, with a background in a broad range of commercial transactions. He qualified in September 1991 and was a partner in a long established regional firm before joining Morrisons Solicitors in January 2016. John undertakes work for a variety of clients, ranging from sole traders and owner managed businesses through to large corporations.
John has acted for a number of well known franchised motor dealers in the sale and acquisition of various sites. He has also undertaken the implementation of a substantial fund raising for an on-shore oil company seeking funds to undertake oil exploration works abroad. In addition to these larger transactions, John has assisted a number of SMEs in raising capital and in their sales and acquisitions.
Acting on behalf of private individuals, he has assisted many entrepreneurs to establish their business, raise funds and grow their undertaking, often seeing them through to the point of sale.
John has a specific interest and expertise in helping the owners of SMEs grow their businesses, whether by way of raising finance, equity investment or acquisition, and to help them exit by way of sale. He also advises on joint venture/partnership agreements and business terms.
Involvement with the community and associations:
John regularly attends Chamber of Commerce and local networking events in the Teddington and Twickenham area. He has close links with local trading associations, schools and accounting firms.
Something you may not know:
John is a keen golfer and recently took part in a sponsored 72 hole golf marathon in aid of SPARKS.