John grew up in Hobart and attended St Virgils College before completing a combined Arts/Law degree at the University of Tasmania. He was admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of Tasmania in 1984.
John was employed for three years before becoming a partner in former Hobart law firm, Wilson Dowd. A number of retirements led to John practising as sole principal of Wilson Dowd before a very successful merger with Butler, McIntyre & Butler in 2001.
John is one of Butler, McIntyre & Butler’s family law specialists and has a diverse clientele. He has developed a high degree of specialisation in children’s matters and in the taxation, financial and property implications associated with family law. He enjoys the challenge of assisting his clients navigate the complexities of these areas.