John is head of our Insurance & Financial Services practice and Chairman of TurksLegal’s Board.
John joined TurksLegal in 1984. In over 30 years as a legal practitioner specialising in financial services, he has amassed a wide range of experience in the sector.
John advises clients on licensing, distribution, product and transactional issues and in connection with dispute resolution and litigation.
He has particular expertise in working with financial institutions and superannuation trustees in relation to interpretation, construction and compliance issues and provides advice in connection with the Corporations Act, Life Insurance Act, Insurance Contracts Act, ASIC Act, and superannuation legislation as well as under State and Federal anti-discrimination statutes.
He also has had extensive litigation experience in relation to insurance claims, investment products and financial planning advice and in relation to managed funds and unit pricing.
John has worked with project teams at major clients in the financial sector on the development of new products, drafted group life policies, and helped solve problems with legacy issues and on structuring strategic financial planner alliance relationships. He has provided related licensing and compliance advice and transactional documentation.
His articles have been published in Superannuation Law Bulletin, Wicken’s Law of Life Insurance in Australia and Insurance law Bulletin.
John has been recognised in Best Lawyers since 2014 for his expertise in Insurance Law.