John has practised exclusively in criminal law since September 1989 specialising in criminal defence work. He was one of the founding partners of a leading West of Scotland criminal defence law firm.

He has substantial experience in all aspects of the practice of criminal law from first interview with accused persons to running cases in the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.  He practised as a Solicitor Advocate from 2000 until he called at the Bar in June 2013.


Former member of the criminal law committee of the Law Society of Scotland
Former member of the rights of audience committee of the Law Society of Scotland
Tutored in Advocacy and pleading at the Glasgow Graduate School of Law
Tutor in the advanced advocacy elective to diploma in legal practice students at Glasgow University