Meet The Team
John is senior director of the business and has well over 30 years’ experience in property matters. He now leads the commercial property team having joined the firm in 1983 and becoming a partner in 1984.
John specialises in commercial and residential landlord and tenant matters, licensing, sales and purchases of businesses and buildings, property advice in relation to Self Invested Personal Pension plans (SIPPs) and Small Self Administered Schemes (SSASs).
John has particular expertise in the 2016 Pubs Code Regulations and MRO Leases and is an Accredited Advisor of the British Institute of Innkeeping.
John loves working in the city centre with a lot of very nice, honest, hard-working, reliable people.
Who we are
What people say
“Many many thanks Vicky for your patience with me during this recent purchase and my most unfortunate simultaneous illness. Please do not underestimate how much your calm demeanour and common sense helped navigate me through the process.”
"Thank you for all your hard work and help with our recent house move. It all went really smoothly thanks in a large part to your help. It's our third time working with the residential conveyancing team and we've been really pleased with the service each time."
-Mr H and Ms S
"Thank you for all your hard work selling our properties for us. We would certainly recommend you and your firm."
“There might be cheaper online options to use to do the conveyancing on your house buying or selling but for us Rachel and Claire held our hands throughout the process. Responded to questions, emails and phone calls instantly. For more complex questions they responded the next day with a detailed answer. From the very start they were completely transparent on costs and timelines. We would highly recommend Guest walker. Thank you again for your services and you are a credit to your profession.”
“I think you steered [the negotiations] in a practical, commercially realistic direction and stuck to your guns. Many thanks”
- Mr. T
“You are a credit to solicitors worldwide! Thank you (again) for your brilliant work.”
- Mr. T
“Thank you. Your barrister is very competent! However, she couldn’t have done such an excellent job without an equally very competent solicitor (your secretary included)!”
- Mr. I
"We used Guest Walker to help us on our house purchase. The estate agent was difficult and the vendor even worse. In such a stressful process, Rachel, Ava and Clare knew what to say to us calm and to keep the process on track. Most importantly it felt like they were on our side and were watching out for us. Yes, they are prudent but they explain their recommendations and respect/listened to us. They got the process done, kept us up to speed and we will use them again. The best conveyancing team I have used."
"I just wanted to pass on a big thanks for Rachel and your [residential conveyancing] team for a speedy and no hassle sale (as always)!"
- Assistant Legal Cashier - June 24, 2022
- STEP member: what is it and what are the benefits? - May 16, 2022
- Accredited British Institute of Innkeeping Advisor - May 5, 2022