John is an experience legal professional. After studying for 3 years at Cambridge for a law degree, John spent 6 years as a graduate trainee Solicitor at Barclays Bank, after this time John became a Solicitor in private practice in Gloucestershire 1975 to 2012. John also held the position of Chairman at a disability charity, Barnwood Trust, 2007 – 15. More recently John started as a part-time MSc student in Disability Studies at Bristol University 2015. In his free time John likes to spend time with his family and enjoys travelling, skiing, tennis, cycling and bird-watching.