John Royle

Senior Solicitor – Residential & Commercial Property

John has joined the Commercial Property team as a Senior Solicitor after many years as Managing Partner and Head of Commercial Property at a leading regional firm. He has a law degree and a Certificate in Management Studies from Manchester Metropolitan University.

He has acted for clients ranging from small local businesses to the largest dedicated provider of accident repair services in the UK with 63 centres and a turnover in excess of £150m (2012). His extensive experience covers retail and residential site assembly, development work and commercial landlord and tenant advice.

He has a track record of helping clients to deliver projects on time and within budget, by taking a commercial approach to managing transactions.

John is an independent member of the board of Kirklees College, one of the largest FE colleges in the country with 20,000 full time and part time students.

He is accredited by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) as a mediator of commercial disputes and is a member of the Association of Northern Mediators.

As a member of the Huddersfield Law Society / Uganda Law Society Twinning Group, he has led groups of lawyers providing training in management and governance to Ugandan law firms and law students on a number of occasions, most recently in November 2013.

Out of the office John enjoys skiing with his family and using his classic TR6 to explore the Scottish Highlands and Islands.