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Consultant: Wills & Estate Planning
John is a member of our specialist probate team. Based in Preston, he deals principally with the administration of the estates of those who have died. He uses his many years of experience and training to help those who have been bereaved and ensures the prompt and efficient transfer of assets to the chosen beneficiaries.
A highly experienced probate lawyer, John deals with all types of estates ranging from small, straightforward ones to complex, high value estates ensuring that tax is minimised and the family’s wishes are met.
John trained initially with Buck and Dicksons in Preston which later evolved into Napthens. He moved to Roscoes on qualifying in 1978 and returned to Napthens when the two firms merged in 2007.
John is a Preston Guild Burgess and is very proud of his role in this once every 20 years' event in the Preston calendar. He lives in Broughton with his family and is heavily involved as Trustee in various charities including Galloways Society for the Blind, Deafway, Harris Museum Trust and the Select Vestry of Preston Minster Church.
Memberships and awards
John was delighted to receive an OBE in the 2014 Birthday Honours List for his charitable and voluntary work.
More about John
Which actor would you choose to play you on TV or film?
How do you like to relax out of work?
I am a long suffering season ticket holder at Preston North End!
What is your proudest achievement?
Receiving an OBE in 2014
Name your favourite music:
Anything by Status Quo
Who would be your ultimate 3 dinner guests?
Groucho Marx and Oscar Wilde for the conversation. Vlad the Impaler to ensure a good table in the restaurant