John also advises on charterparties and contracts of affreightment. His long experience in the maritime field enables him to give prompt, practical advice on maritime law issues. John has acted for marine insurers from all over the world as well as many of the P & I Clubs. He also represents clients in the marine industry. He represented Vancouver Drydock Limited in its successful defence of a claim against it relating to the Queen of Oak Bay grounding.
John has served as chair of the Maritime section of the BC Branch of the CBA. He has also served on the executive of the MIABC. He also was chair of the Canadian Diabetes Association from 2000-2002.