John qualified as a Solicitor in 1981 and became partner of a large Plymouth law firm shortly after. John was then managing partner for a total of 11 years and built up a successful career in litigation and animal welfare law. John was also President of the Plymouth Law Society in 2000.
In 2015 John retired and now assists Penderlaw as a business consultant giving practical advice on, and helping to implement, improvements to both the management of the practice and in relation to other changes required to improve the overall performance of the business.
John enjoys skiing in his spare time and has a collection of vintage cars.