After qualifying, John joined the Company Law department of a large private practice law firm. Having enjoyed interacting with client organisations supporting their commercial decision making, John decided to develop his career in-house initially with Scottish Water.

He then joined Abbey plc where he managed a team of 10 solicitors with responsibility for all aspects of their training and mentoring. In his current position with HBOS plc he is responsible for leading and managing strategic corporate transactions and developing programmes to mitigate legal risk.

John has an LLM in Information Technology and Telecommunications Law and is a regular speaker on IT and Intellectual Property matters. He is a tutor at Glasgow Graduate Law School in Company Law and a Council member of the Scottish Law Society In-House Lawyers Group.