John graduated from Otago University in 1980 and worked in law firms in Palmerston North and New Plymouth before moving to Pukekohe in 1990. He joined Usha Patel in partnership and continued in sole practice from 1996, carrying out a broad range of legal work with emphasis on Family Law.
John grew up in Rotorua and has always had links to the Franklin area. His parents met and married in Waiuku in the 1950s where his father was a partner in garage and passenger transport businesses and his mother nursed at Franklin Hospital.
In 2012 John’s sole practice was amalgamated with Inder Lynch to form the firm’s Pukekohe office.John’s interests outside the office revolve around his children’s sporting, musical and cultural activities and his family’s involvement in the local Baptist Church. His family are growing up enjoying the benefits of Franklin’s country lifestyle.