John Ward

Consultant, Dispute Resolution & Insolvency

John was a cabinet maker before changing careers!  He trained as a solicitor, qualifiying in 2000 and became a Partner at BTTJ in 2006. John stepped down as partner on 30 April 2024, taking up the position of consultant and remaining Head of Department for Litigation.

John has 20 years of experience and his areas of practice include Insolvency, Debt Collection and civil Dispute Resolution. John is also an accredited Mediator.  He spends 100% of he working time dealing with Litigation matters.

John is known for his plain speaking and no-nonsense approach to Dispute Resolution. He is acutely aware of the need to resolve disputes constructively, comprehensively and cost-effectively. Wherever possible he will seek to achieve this through negotiation, thereby avoiding the cost or delay of Court processes.

John can be a tough adversary. When confronted with difficult or stubborn situations John is more than willing to ‘take the gloves off’ and shape up for a fight if that means getting the best result for his client.

John advises businesses, individuals and office-holders on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious Insolvency issues, including contract disputes, property disputes, probate disputes intellectual property disputes, director and partnership disputes.

Latest blog posts...

Brindley Twist Tafft & James announces retirement of partner

30th April 2024
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John Ward qualified as a Solicitor in 2000 and became a partner at BTTJ in 2006. John oversees our Litigation Department, he has 20 years of experience and his areas of practice include Insolvency, Debt Collection and civil Dispute Resolution. John is also an accredited Mediator.  As of today, 30th April, John will retire as Partner, becoming a consultant and will remain head of...

Changes in rules regarding Statutory demands and Winding up petitions

20th April 2022
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As part of it’s response to Covid-19 and providing the support many businesses needed during the Covid-19 pandemic, HM Government arranged for temporary changes to the rules regarding statutory demands and winding up petitions. In essence, the creditor would need to be owed in excess of £10,000 for them to be able to validly serve a winding up petition following a statutory demand. This...