JP is a tech-savvy corporate and commercial lawyer with a wide range of connections and interests. JP represents start-ups, scaling businesses, venture capital, co-founders, and platforms across all kinds of sectors and inventions. His clients are mainly located in London, Bermuda, Bristol, and Belfast. Over the past 20 years, JP has been Chief Legal Counsel to a Fin Tech open banking App, Company Secretary to 20 different companies, Non-Executive Board Director and Data Protection Officer (DPO) implementing GDPR solutions. Outside of law, he is a founder of tech forum Origin Circle, a Judge on the Ulster University Shark Tank, and is a patron of the global competition the Start Up World Cup.

JP works across three core legal services: Corporate, Commercial Technology, and Data Protection and Privacy law. His corporate law work includes venture capital, fund raising, M&A, reorganisations, shareholder agreements and share option schemes. Within commercial and technology he advises on Saas, Paas, fin-tech, open banking, app development, API licensing, and mobile operator agreements, and his data protection specialisms include GDPR toolkits, privacy notices and data sharing agreements.

  • JP can be relied upon to clearly understand the brief and give good pertinent legal advice and wise counsel.

    Catherine Mason
    Chief Operating Officer of Spire Healthcare PLC (former CEO of Allied Healthcare)

  • JP is a first-class corporate and commercial lawyer. He inspires confidence, builds consensus and gets the deal done.

    Gerry Carlile
    Director/Owner, Evolve Communications & Public Affairs

  • JP brings a high degree of commercial acumen, combined with a rigorous approach. This greatly adds value in a complex organisation requiring both attention to detail and pragmatism both of which JP has in abundance.

    Derek Wilson
    Head of Mortgage Strategy, First Trust Bank

  • JP is a master tactician, a fantastic lawyer, and a very personable professional.

    Patrick Anderson
    Chief Financial Officer, Translink Group and Non-Executive Director with Mutual Energy

  • I have always found JP to be professional, well organised and extremely thorough in his approach to complex issues – an extremely capable solicitor.

    Martin Pitt
    Partner at PwC

  • JP is legally astute and tactically aware – a truly trusted advisor.

    John Trethowan
    former Chairman of Progressive Building Society, now Non-Executive with SONI/Eirgrid, and also Credit Review Officer for the Irish Prime Minister