After obtaining his law degree from the University of Auckland, John commenced his legal career in Waihi. After several years there, and also in Australia where, among other jobs, he also worked in law firms, John eventually settled in his home town of Te Awamutu. John became a partner in Edmonds Dodd which, following a merger with Judd Brown & Co, became Edmonds Judd.
In 1999 John started his own legal practice in Katikati, setting up in the old postmaster’s residence behind what had been the post office and telephone exchange but is now Westpac Bank.
During his career John has focused on land transactions, including the sale and purchase of houses, businesses, farms and orchards, as well as wills, enduring powers of attorney and estates. John is a good old stick with plenty of time for a yarn.