John was elected Managing Partner of the firm, effective from 1st January 2021. His background is from the residential side of the business, having been a Partner for over 20 years and a member of the firm’s Management Committee for over 15 years. Originally from Ayrshire, he was instrumental in the growth and development of the firm’s residential business in that part of the country. For many years he advised a broad range of clients both locally and nationally on a wide range of matters around the residential market including Home Reports, a wide range of valuation work for various purposes and advised in legal disputes, including acting as an Expert Witness. He has also been involved in training many colleagues several of whom remain with the business, including some who are now Partners in the business. His focus as Managing Partner is to continue to grow, strengthen and develop all aspects of the firm’s business regionally and nationally whilst supporting new initiatives, resources and investment to strengthen and continually improve the wide range of client facing services offered by the firm.