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Call: 2019 (Lincoln's Inn)

Practice areas: Crime and Family

John is a pupil in chambers and is available to instruct from April 2022.

To instruct John, contact his clerks at or on 020 7936 2613.

Prior to leaving the NHS to undertake legal training John was a Consultant Physician and Professor of Gastroenterology in Leicester. Apart from clinical practice, he had research interests in the delivery of equitable care to patients from disadvantaged communities. He continues to hold a licence to practice medicine.

His interest in the law has been long-standing. Early on he undertook an LLM in Legal Aspects of Medical Practice, which introduced him to the intricacies of the law. He became a member of the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Legal Education and Conduct, which was instrumental in extending rights of advocacy and the introduction of CPD. He is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

As a result of these experiences, he decided to undertake formal legal training and completed the GDL and BPTC at Nottingham Trent University.


Education / Qualifications:

MB BCh (Distinction)      1976 Welsh National School of Medicine, Cardiff

MD                                          1981

DSc                                          1995

FRCP (Ireland)                    1990  Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

FRCP (London)                   1993  Royal College of Physicians (London)

BPTC (Very Competent)  2019   Nottingham Trent University



Alderman William Saunders Exhibition, City Council, Cardiff 

University of Minnesota Exchange Scholarship 

Elizabeth Pipe Prize in Child Health and Paediatrics 

Hurst Travel Grant of the British Digestive Foundation 

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