John was appointed as Academic Associate of Exchange Chambers in 2016.
John is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Liverpool. Following completion of postgraduate work at University College London, John was appointed to his first academic post at Kingston University in 2003. He has also taught in various capacities at the London School of Economics and Political Science, the University of Surrey, the Russian Academy of Justice (part of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation) and Beijing Normal University. John is a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Law, Jersey, where he maintains an interest in Jersey’s personal insolvency regime.
John is a leading researcher on insolvency law in the United Kingdom, and he has published widely on personal and corporate insolvency. He has undertaken funded commissioned research for the Insolvency Service, Grant Thornton, Baker Tilly, KPMG, TSO and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW). John is joint editor, with John Briggs of 3/4 South Square, of Muir Hunter on Personal Insolvency (looseleaf – Sweet & Maxwell), “the leading textbook on personal bankruptcy” (per Lord Millett, 2015).
In 2006 John gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament on bankruptcy reform. An experienced media commentator, he has appeared on Sky television, BBC television and radio and given a number of quotes to the national press on personal insolvency matters.