Bachelor of Laws (Otago 1973)
Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
With a zest for life John packed much in over the past few years. After several years in a corporate environment, he decided on a change and relaunched a practise in 2015 with Dale Lloyd (his wife and life partner). Here, he continued his love of law and passing on his learning to others. His affinity with the law was only outshone by his love for family – extremely proud, he derived immense pleasure in being with his wife and children, nurturing and watching their growth.
John’s quick wit, gentlemanly manner, and legal ability endeared him to his colleagues, and clients alike. So many messages were received to the office (and at his Memorial Service), relaying how instrumental John was in fellow lawyers individual journeys, and how many years later they utilise principles he drummed into them while establishing their own careers.
Alongside John’s love of family and friends, there was nothing he enjoyed better than entertaining friends at home with Dale, going on tour with his gang on his Triumph Bonneville, listening to loud music (any genre), mowing lawns, getting into Branches for his annual fix of our beautiful backcountry, and more recently away on new adventures overseas with Dale.
Being a boutique law firm, John’s death has been a devastating loss in the practice, however he nurtured and worked with all of us to instill the principles that he held so dear. In turn we mourn your loss John and strive to uphold your values and passion for law and in assisting others. RIP
Having gained his initial experience in private practise in New Zealand, John spent four years in the United Kingdom where he was legal counsel to a large group of companies with significant interests in liquor, viticulture, pharmaceuticals, agriculture and covering primary production, wholesaling, marketing and joint ventures.
Upon his return to New Zealand, John entered private practise providing legal advice to private clients across the full spectrum of legal services.
In nearly three decades of practice in Queenstown, John provided local, national and international clientele legal advice in negotiating, structuring and documenting commercial and property transactions, leasing and all aspects of rural, residential and commercial conveyancing, securities, trust, estate and asset planning.
Honorary Solicitor for the Wakatipu Committee of the Order of St John