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John read law at the University of Leicester and graduated with a First Class Honours degree.  He was awarded a Harmsworth Scholarship and completed a common law pupillage in London in 2012.  He has since developed a wide-ranging practice with a particular focus on commercial and chancery matters.

Away from the Bar, John is a keen (if not accomplished) sportsman and musician and “enjoys” following the changing fortunes of Leicester City Football Club.


John deals with a range of commercial/consumer litigation, dispute resolution and advisory work and has particular experience in domestic construction disputes.  He also has substantial advocacy and advisory experience in the County Courts and Companies Court spanning the range of corporate insolvency and related litigation.

Clients also appreciate his sensitivity to the wider commercial implications of litigation and his efforts to develop a proper understanding of their particular needs and objectives.


John is accustomed to dealing with landlord and tenant disputes involving both private and registered social landlords.  He has extensive experience in claims for possession, disrepair, matters relating to deposit protection, leasehold enfranchisement, rent arrears and anti-social behaviour.  He also regularly deals with applications for forfeiture and service charge disputes.

Planning and Environmental

John is developing his practice in contentious planning matters and has experience of appeals, public inquiries and claims for judicial review of local authority decisions and development plans.

Property and Chancery

John’s experience in the field of property law is wide ranging and he is often instructed in complex matters involving easements and covenants, boundary disputes, party walls, adverse possession and trusts of land.

His chancery practice encompasses the full range of insolvency litigation from simple petitions for bankruptcy and winding up to more convoluted matters involving annulment, statutory demands, validity of service, appointment and supervision of trustees/receivers and disposal of property.

John also frequently deals with professional negligence actions with an emphasis on the construction industry involving architects, surveyors and builders.

Personal Injury

John routinely deals with a wide spectrum of personal injury litigation and advisory work for both claimants and defendants.  His experience is predominantly in the context of employers’ liability and public liability matters, as well as claims arising from defective premises.

Notable Cases

Areas of Work

  • Commercial
  • Housing
  • Planning and Environmental
  • Property and Chancery
  • Personal Injury

Recent Publications

Recent News

  • Landlord and Tenant Update 2016

    On Tuesday 11th October 2016, in partnership with the Nottinghamshire Law Society, John Campbell and Gareth McAloon present a Landlord and Tenant Update. The lecture will focus on recent Supreme Court decisions, unravel the deposit protection regime and look ahead at what the Housing and Planning Act 2016 has in store.

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