John Blake


Following a successful career working as an Engineer for Tarmac Construction Limited and JMC Construction, I qualified as a Solicitor in 2003.

I trained at Blacks Solicitors and thereafter moved to John Howe & Co Solicitors where I soon became a Partner. I was a Director of John Howe & Co Solicitors until retirement in June 2020.

I have 17 years of civil litigation experience and during this time I have developed a network of loyal clients and cultivated strong links with many businesses; both local and nationwide. I deal with a variety of civil litigation matters including; clinical and professional negligence, personal injury, commercial litigation, construction disputes and litigation, general litigation and employment.

I have built up a reputation for being approachable and plain talking and offering sensible advice, whilst having a hands-on approach to the resolution of disputes.

I advise clients on a range of contentious matters, from relatively low value disputes which are key to a client's business operations to complex multi-party claims which are resolved at mediation or Court. I have particular expertise in claimant and defence cases involving professional negligence claims and construction disputes and work closely with clients to avoid, manage and resolve commercial disputes.

Specialist Areas of Interest

Clinical Negligence

Commercial Litigation

Professional Negligence

Construction Disputes