Raworths LLP
John Carter John Carter

John CarterSolicitor

John Carter

Contact Details

DDI: 01423 724620
E: john.carter@raworths.co.uk

Background

Education: Leeds Grammar School, University of Nottingham, University of the West of England
Previous roles: Osborne Clarke, Wards Solicitors
Joined Raworths: March 2013

John deals with a broad range of commercial property matters.  He negotiates leases on behalf of both landlords and tenants and advises on issues that arise during leases.  John acts for sellers and purchasers on commercial property sales and also deals with secured business loans.  In addition John has one years’ post-qualification experience as a litigation solicitor so he is experienced at resolving disputes.

Cases John deals with on a daily basis include:

  • Commercial property sales and purchases
  • Secured lending
  • Lease negotiation
  • Subletting and assignment of leases
  • Termination of leases
  • Protecting rights of way over property
Can people conduct their legal affairs themselves using the internet?

Nowadays there is a wealth of legal information on the internet and many people attempt to conduct their legal affairs themselves using these resources.  My advice to clients is to be extremely wary of relying on the internet in this way.  Legal information on the internet is often inaccurate, incomplete or outdated.  By instructing Raworths as early as possible, whether their legal matter is straightforward or complex, clients can be sure that they are protecting themselves and/or their business.

Aside from legal advice, what do Raworths offer their clients?

Client focus is one of Raworths’ core values.  As well as the expertise and integrity that you would expect from a long-established and progressive firm such as Raworths, the firm is dedicated to creating and maintaining excellent relationships with its clients.  At all times we are focused on achieving the best possible outcome for the client and ensuring that their expectations are met and exceeded.  In 2012 Raworths celebrated its 125 year anniversary so it is obviously doing something right.  Here’s to the next 125 years!

Do you have any work experience outside of law firms?

Yes, I previously taught English as a foreign language in Seoul, Rome and Shanghai.  I taught students of all ages and levels, and class sizes varied from 1 to 50.  Highlights include teaching legal English to company directors in Rome and giving a motivational speech to 1,500 Chinese schoolchildren.  Working as an English teacher was a great opportunity to live and work in different countries and experience new cultures.  My chopsticks skills improved considerably too!