John Waiting

Call 2010

"John is supportive, responsive and has an in-depth legal knowledge which enables him to be able to assist on all matters. He will not give up even if it is an uphill struggle. He always ensures that he gives 110% and really puts himself out to ensure that he meets the client service and is very user friendly."

The Legal 500 2023
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John is an experienced barrister, his practice encompassing all aspects of commercial, insolvency, and property work.

His commercial practice includes:

  • Acting for lenders and borrowers in relation to matters concerning commercial and residential lending
  • Acting in for parties engaged in contractual disputes
  • Enforcement of judgments
  • Professional negligence actions
  • Partnership Disputes

Commercial Cases


Acted for a surveyor in a claim for professional fees due for planning permission being obtained on a development.

Obtained Summary Judgment for a bank in a case enforcing the Personal Guarantees of Directors which was defended on the basis that the LPA Receivers were not validly appointed.

Succeeded at trial for a bank who had discounted invoices against the customer who defended the claim on the basis that the sums were not due.

Regularly act for banks and financiers in relation to claims on director’s guarantees and possession actions over properties securing business lending.

Advised and appeared on an application for a charging order based upon a European Enforcement Order.


Regularly advises a legal expenses insurer as to scope of the cover when claims are made against its policies.


Obtained Judgment after trial for an accountant claiming fees where there was a counterclaim alleging professional negligence.

Advised upon, and obtained settlement pre-issue on a solicitors negligence matter for failure to advise the client properly in relation to a conveyance.

Advised on claims against Solicitors as regards conveyancing transactions. Obtained a positive settlement after a without prejudice meeting.


Regularly appears in Cost and Case Management Hearings.

Drafted a defence and counterclaim in a construction claim which was later settled.

Advised in a construction dispute.

Drafted a defence and strike out/summary judgment proceedings for an insurer against a builder claiming fees. The proceedings were successfully struck out.