John is senior director of the business and has well over 30 years’ experience in property matters.  After university at Cambridge and training at a large commercial practice in Lincoln, John joined the firm in 1983 and became a partner in 1984.  He leads the commercial property team and has a wide range of experience across a number of areas, ranging from the sale of corner shop businesses to major casino developments.  He specialises in:-

  • Commercial conveyancing (including land and estate development)
  • Commercial and residential landlord and tenant matters (including leases, tenancy agreements, leasehold enfranchisement and possession proceedings)
  • Licensing for all types of premises, including casinos, pubs, restaurants, amusement arcades and betting shops
  • Sales and purchases of businesses and buildings of all kinds (both let out and with vacant possession)
  • Property advice in relation to Self Invested Personal Pension plans (SIPPs) and Small Self Administered Schemes (SSASs)
  • Formation of partnerships and limited companies
  • Management companies
  • Lease renewals for pubs and other businesses

More about me…

  1. What has been your proudest moment at work?
    Our party to celebrate 30 years of Guest Walker & Co
  2. Name three things you enjoy about being part of the firm.
    a) Working in the city centre with a lot of very nice, honest, hard-working, reliable people.
  1. b) The personal relationships that everyone at Guest Walker & Co develops with our clients.
  2. c) The team ethic whereby people really care about the business and each other.
  1. Who is your hero?
    Richard Whiting (Hull FC)
  2. Radio 1 or Radio 4?
    Radio 4
  3. What is the most flattering thing a client has told you?
    “You’re a  *$%*@*&  good solicitor”