Trainee solicitor, solicitor and partner at Shindler & Co, London 1982-1992
Partner in Finers, London 1992- 1994
Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution at Silverman Sherliker LLP, London 1994 – 2017
I am a partner in the Dispute Resolution Team of Laytons LLP where I handle a wide range of complex and high-value commercial arbitration and litigation, often involving multi-jurisdictional issues.
I am an experienced mediator accredited by the Civil Mediation Council and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and have over 30 years’ experience of Arbitration and Mediation, both as counsel and as arbitrator and mediator.
John’s practice includes:
- International arbitrations and domestic arbitrations (as arbitrator and counsel)
- Mediation (as mediator and counsel)
- High Court and County Court litigation
- cross-border disputes
- injunctions and freezing orders
- commercial/contractual disputes
- construction disputes
- shareholders’ and boardroom disputes
- intellectual property litigation and theft of data claims
Some of my most notable recent arbitrations have involved: An arbitration between two middle eastern parties in respect of a contract for the distribution of high value medical equipment to Saudi Arabia: A dispute in respect of the quality of steel supplied by a Korean steel producer to a Polish roofing manufacturer: A construction dispute in relation to a redevelopment of a property in Knightsbridge, London: A dispute between a Chilean manufacturer of coke and an importer from Italy:
I have considerable experience as a mediator and I believe that there are very few disputes which are not capable of resolution by the use of mediation. I have been effective at bringing the parties to the point where they feel they can reach accord.
I accept appointments as arbitrator and as mediator.