John read History at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, before studying the Graduate Diploma in Law (BPP Law School) and Bar Professional Training Course (Kaplan Law School). He was called to the Bar in July 2013 by The Honourable Society of The Middle Temple, who had previously awarded him a Harmsworth Exhibition and a Harmsworth Scholarship.
He first joined Vardags in 2013 and spent a year with the firm as a paralegal before undertaking pupillage with leading matrimonial set QEB. As a pupil, John provided research and drafting for many members of chambers, including silks, and was involved in a range of high-value matrimonial cases. In his second six, John was regularly instructed by solicitors. He appeared at all levels of the Family Court and represented clients successfully in a range of domestic violence, private children and ancillary relief cases. Upon completion of his pupillage, he returned to Vardags as in-house counsel.
Outside of work, John maintains an interest in the cultural history of Victorian England and the history of dress. He enjoys watching Yorkshire play cricket and endures supporting Sheffield Wednesday FC.
He is a member of the Family Law Bar Association.