Company Secretary and Treasurer
John is a barrister and member of the Victorian Bar of over 27 years standing and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and ACICA.
He is a National Councillor of the Australian branch of CIArb and its Company Secretary and Treasurer.
John’s principal area of practice is general commercial litigation including contract, sale of land, property, equity, corporations, and succession. An experienced advocate, John's work ranges across all Victorian courts and tribunals.
John has published numerous articles and delivered seminars and presentations both locally and internationally on topics in contract law, equity, property law and sale of land, estates, professional conduct, practice and procedure and international arbitration, including "Australia, Hub for International Arbitration" (see also other published articles and papers).
John is a co-author of Williams Civil Procedure Victoria, Lexis Nexis (LN) (with David Bailey of counsel); and Australian Uniform Evidence, LN (with the Hon Justice Geoff Bellew, Supreme Court of NSW), an author of several other LN titles, as well as member of the editorial panel for Australian Alternative Dispute Resolution Bulletin (LexisNexis). He is the author of a chapter in International Arbitration Discourse and Practices in Asia (Ed. Vijay K. Bhatia, Maurizio Gotti, Azirah Hashim, Philip Koh, Sundra Rajoo), Routledge, 2017 “Setting aside or non-enforcement of arbitral awards in international arbitration on the public policy ground – a regional perspective.”
John is keen for Australian lawyers to embrace harmonization and internationalization of Australian law and to reach out to and engage with the region and beyond.
John is on the Rules Committee of ACICA, empanelled with the KLRCA on its arbitration, mediation and adjudication panels and is a member of the International Bar Association, the Law Institute of Victoria, Asialink's Chairman's Club and Chancellor's Circle, the Asian Australian Lawyers Association and Legal Friends of the Recital Centre.