John is a partner in the regulation and markets practice and has extensive experience across electricity, gas and water markets, developed both in private practice and in house at ScottishPower.

He has particular expertise in contractual and regulatory matters in the utility sectors. Since the late 1990s, John has advised on significant utility matters both in the UK and elsewhere, including interconnectors, trading arrangements reforms, the unification of Scottish and English electricity markets, (BETTA), Electricity Market Reform, the RIIO-ED1 CMA price control appeals and the introduction of competition into the water industry. 

John advises on regulatory and commercial matters more widely including in respect of offshore wind and other projects. John advises more generally on competition law, including investigations under Competition Act 1998 by the CMA and Ofgem.                                  

Admitted as a solicitor in Scotland

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