John is a director of Myton Law which is a modern, specialist law firm supporting a wide range of local, national and international clients in the shipping, logistics and international trade sectors.
Myton Law is proud to be based in the city of Kingston Upon Hull with an office on the banks of the River Humber.
The Humber, also known as the UK’s Energy Estuary, is the UK’s busiest navigable inland waterway and has powered the UK economy for decades bringing everything from food to freight, coal to cars, passengers to petroleum.The Humber estuary ports (comprising Grimsby, Immingham, Hull, Goole and various other wharves) represent the largest ports conurbation in the UK in volume terms. The Hull and Humber area is also rapidly becoming a centre of excellence for renewable energy, particularly offshore wind projects.
The region is home to a diverse range of businesses involved in energy & renewables, engineering & manufacturing, digital, food, chemicals, shipping, ports & logistics.
Myton Law supports a wide range of organisations in these sectors with commercial and corporate legal support.
However their work is not confined to the immediate geographical area, routinely acting for clients throughout the United Kingdom, across Europe and the world.
John focuses on disputes arising out of carriage of goods by road, sea, air and rail, including freight forwarders’ rights and obligations; and insurance coverage work, both marine and non-marine, especially, in recent years, commercial property policies, including the law with regard to insurance brokers; international trade; drafting commercial agreements such as sales/purchase conditions and agency agreements.
His shipping work is focused on disputes under bills of lading, waybills and charter parties including anti suit injunctions and world wide freezing orders both in court and in arbitration proceedings.
He has built up an enviable insurance company client base.
John was rated as one of the leading practitioners in the transport law sector of Chambers Legal Directory in 2008 and subsequent years.