Having qualified in 1991, John has almost 30 years’ experience of the Business Recovery & Turnaround market. John specialises in advising and finding solutions for SME clients who are confronted with insolvency related problems, either because they themselves are in financial difficulties or because their clients/customers are in financial difficulties
Throughout his career John has focused on advising insolvency officeholders and directors in relation to the pursuit and defence of substantial reviewable transactions and misfeasance claims.
John also regularly advises shareholders, lenders, financial organisations, creditors, buyers & other stakeholders, in connection with all aspects of personal & corporate insolvencies and restructuring.
Alongside he also regularly advises clients on both contentious (litigation claims) and non-contentious/transactional based matters (including property & business and asset disposals).
John’s experience of complex insolvency related problems allows him to offer solution-minded and tailored advice to businesses of all sizes and across all industry sectors.
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Bankruptcies/IVA’s/CVA’s/Liquidations (voluntary & compulsory)/Administrations/Law of Property Act Receiverships (LPAR’s)/Partnerships/LLP’s
Settling litigation claims at mediations
Bringing & defending litigation claims, arising out of or from insolvencies
Buying & selling assets and businesses, arising out of or from insolvencies
Sale out of an administration of 22 retail outlets
Sale of a commercial property portfolio by LPAR’s
Pursuing directors for breach of duty, and obtaining a substantial settlement at a mediation
Member of Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3)
I have known John now for a number of years and have dealt with him on numerous assignments. I have always found John to have a refreshingly commercial approach. He is extremely proactive and is always responsive, which are both important qualities in the work that he undertakes for me. He is not afraid to voice his opinion on difficult matters and I have introduced John to many of the contacts that introduce work to me, such is the faith that I have in him
- Daren Mills – Poppleton & Appleby Licensed Insolvency Practitioners
It’s a good few years now, since I happened across John who was acting for the other side on a client matter. I was immediately impressed with John’s proactive approach, and I decided to instruct John on another matter. It was soon apparent that John stands out in his field and he’s been my first port of call for support and advice, ever since. John’s carried out countless assignments for me, over the subsequent years, and I can genuinely say, he has supported me unwaveringly throughout that time. The strongest testimony which I can offer, is to say that, I will continue to instruct and recommend John, absolutely and without any hesitation
- Simon Gwinnutt – Cirrus Professional Services Licensed Insolvency Practitioner