John is an Associate in the Employment Group based in Leeds. He trained with Addleshaw Goddard, qualifying in September 2015. Prior to his training contract, John worked as a paralegal for two years for another large firm in Leeds, focusing on litigation and employment work.

John has experience in advising a variety of employers on both contentious and non-contentious employment matters in a number of sectors, including the aviation, retail, health and social care, energy and education sectors.

His expertise in contentious matters includes advising on and managing employment tribunal claims (including claims for discrimination, unfair and wrongful dismissal, holiday pay and breach of contract), and negotiating and drafting settlement agreements.

John's non-contentious experience includes due diligence exercises for transactions within the commercial and energy sectors, advising on contracts of employment and service agreements, restrictive covenants, disciplinary and grievance procedures and the application of TUPE. John has also advised on TUPE in an outsourcing context and on collective and individual redundancy processes.

Professional memberships
  • Employment Lawyers Association (ELA)
  • Industrial Law Society (ILS)
  • Year qualified: 2015
  • Legal Practice Course (Distinction) BPP Law School, Leeds (2013)
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction) BPP Law School, Leeds (2011)
  • BA (Hons) English Literature (Upper Second Class) University of Newcastle upon Tyne (2008)