John is a retired special counsel and previously a partner with Shand Taylor Lawyers, a firm which he joined in 2007.
Prior to merging his firm with Shand Taylor in 2007, he was the principal of Lowes & Company, a predominantly property and commercial law firm which he headed up for 11 years. Before commencing his own firm, he was a partner for eight years with an international law firm, Phillips Fox, now DLA Piper.
In the forty odd years he practised as a solicitor, John concentrated on all aspects of property, business law and private client advisory. He has also acted for a broad range of health professionals and specialist medical groups.
John gained Specialist Accreditation in Property Law from the Queensland Law Society in 2002 and served for ten years as a member of their Specialist Accreditation Board.