John is an experienced lawyer with a general scope of practice including in property and business law, trust and estate advice. He has also practiced extensively in corporate insolvency law and is an Associate of the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand.

John grew up in Feilding and Wanganui. He practiced law in Wellington for several years before returning to Manawatu, becoming a partner in Fitzherbert Rowe in 1988.

He has been chairman of the board of Arohanui Hospice and remains a trustee, a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Palmerston North and is involved in and provides legal advice to a number of other charities and community organisations.

John is a member of the property law section Member 2020/21



  • Bachelor of Law, Victoria University of Wellington.


Admitted in 1983, New Zealand.


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