21st May 2018
John is a partner in our corporate and commercial teams. He joined Square One Law in April 2012 and regularly advises shareholders and private and public sector organisations across a range of sectors.
Having trained at Travers Smith in London before moving back to Newcastle, John gained experience as an in-house solicitor at One North East, the former regional development agency. As a result, he has a good understanding of how clients want legal services to be delivered.
John advises on all corporate matters, including acquisitions and disposals (most recently advising shareholders on the disposal of Anglo Scottish Asset Finance Limited), fundraisings (including grant, loan or equity funding), shareholder arrangements and corporate reorganisations. In addition he advises on a wide range of commercial matters such as terms and conditions of business, commercial agreements (including distribution, agency, reseller and introduction agreements) and governance arrangements.
John also specialises in advising not-for-profit organisations and their trustees/directors on a range of commercial matters, including their establishment and registration (where required), the incorporation and use of trading subsidiaries, compliance with funding agreements and other legislation, mergers and entry into commercial contracts. He regularly advises charities, community interest companies, community amateur sports clubs and various other social enterprises.