Jon qualified as a lawyer in Dunedin in 2006, when he worked for a well-known southern family firm.  His practice became very broad, encompassing Family, Employment, Civil Litigation, Conveyancing, ACC, Property and Estate litigation, and Coronial matters.

In 2010 Jon moved to the UK, where he worked for a firm in Woking, specialising in relationship property and care of children matters. 

During a career break in 2013, he worked for a Magic Circle firm in London, in training and knowledge management.

Returning to practise in 2016, Jon joined the burgeoning Family department of a firm in Hampshire, ultimately becoming its co-head in 2019.

In 2023 he was called home to New Zealand, joining Rainey Collins. 

Jon is happy to advise on all Family and Employment matters.  He is known for his friendly, yet no-nonsense approach, which combines robust advocacy for clients with sensible, cost-effective, strategy. 

Jon is a Christian, a second-generation lawyer (so it runs in the blood!), and a family man.  He enjoys travel, acting, walking, and progressive rock music.


  • LLB – University of Otago 2005
  • BA (Communications) – University of Otago 2005

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