John's extensive taxation experience has included legal opinion work on many of the income tax and duty issues encountered by corporate taxpayers and negotiating the resolution of disputes with the Inland Revenue Department. John is a regular contributor to New Zealand taxation publications.
John was also law drafter for the Consultative Committee that oversaw the introduction of the imputation regime for the taxation of company distributions. John prepared the first draft when the initial provisions were subsequently revised in a plain English style.
In the personal asset planning area, John advises on wills, trusts and relationship property agreements. This extends to detailed familiarity with the law and practice surrounding charitable trusts.
Clients call John "thoughtful and diplomatic" and he is recommended for tax in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016.