Johnís knowledge and experience makes him uniquely positioned to advise in particular on how providers of publicly funded legal services should best develop and position themselves to succeed within future competitive markets.
John Specialises in
• Developing Competitive Business Models
• Large Contract Tenders
Qualifying as a solicitor in 1985, John left private practice in 2000 to join the Legal Services Commission. John operated in a series of senior management roles including Contract Manager for Merseyside, Central Manchester and Regional Director North West. He developed quality control processes for the Commission, including the crime file audit process and led on Commission wide training programmes, training LSC account managers and auditors. John was seconded to the Carter Review Team. He focused on price competition and options for consortia working, going on to author sections of the final report.
John worked on the 2010 Best Value Tendering Pilot project and on the 2011 Contract Bid Round project. John headed the Provider Readiness project in 2009/10 which examined how service providers should develop in order to successfully enter into price competition, focussing on efficient working within both traditional and new business structures, formulating bids and wining contracts. With Andrew Otterburn and PriceWaterhouseCooper John led on a major project devising training and support to assist firms planning to enter into competition.
Latterly John’s responsibilities within the Commission included management of the Peer Review programme, LSC Online, and working across government agencies in order to identify and develop opportunities for efficiencies in joint working within the criminal justice system.
John works with Chambers to help them to succeed in ever more competitive markets by devising and implementing strategy supporting them thorough change and ensuring that Chambers are best structured to retain clients win new work in the future .