Special Counsel

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Areas of Practice - Special Counsel -  Public Notary - Trusts, Wills & Estates, Property Law, Claims on Estates, Commercial Litigation

John is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia and on the Roll of Legal Practitioners for the High Court of Australia. John has been admitted to practice in Australia for over 30 years, and has worked in the law for nearly 40 years having initially been admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales.

John recently retired from Herbert Smith Freehills, a global commercial law firm. He worked at that firm and its predecessor firms in Perth for some 32 years, 24 of them as partner. He practices in the areas of Trusts, Wills & Estates, Property law and general Commercial Litigation. John also has extensive experience in Insolvency, turn around and Banking law. He acted in one of the largest and longest commercial cases in Australian legal history.

He values the opportunity of sharing his knowledge and experience with younger members of the profession and being part of the dynamic team that is Butlers.

Outside of the law, John and his wife are golfing tragics and can generally be found somewhere on a golf course, when they are not enjoying the company of their combined 7 children and 6 grandchildren.


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