John is an experienced real estate lawyer who has developed a specialisation as an adviser on the SDLT implications of property transactions and now spends most of his time in this area.

His focus is particularly on issues affecting residential property such as the 3% surcharge for additional residential properties and multiple dwellings relief.

He is a regular commentator in the media and contributor to the Zoopla web page and has contributed suggestions on how to improve the HMRC guidance.