John Ward

Partner, 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 oversees our Litigation Department.

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...

Changes in rules regarding Statutory demands and Winding up petitions

20th April 2022
News Plus

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...

Development in Data protection law: Is your Neighbour’s doorbell and camera compliant?

19th October 2021
News Plus

The recently decided case of Fairhurst (“Claimant”) v Woodard (“Defendant”) has brought up an interesting development in the law of data protection relating to cameras and “smart” doorbell systems. In the case, the Claimant had brought an action against the Defendant as they had a camera on their shed and a doorbell system from a well-established company which links to their smart...