John is a Director of Berrill & Watson Lawyers. John is Australia’s most experienced and pre-eminent plaintiff superannuation and insurance lawyer. John has worked as a lawyer in superannuation and insurance since 1993.
John is a board member of the Consumer Action Law Centre, the Travel Compensation Fund, the Chronic Illness Alliance and the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal Advisory Council. John is a past member of the Financial Industry Complaints Service (now Financial Ombudsman Service), the Superstream Advisory Council, the Stronger Super Implementation Committee and the National Disaster Insurance Review Panel.
John is a respected industry leader and regularly features in the media as the voice for consumers in financial matters. John has run and won more superannuation claims than any other lawyer in Australia.
John has acted for many victims of poor financial advice. John acted for victims of the Commonwealth Bank Financial Planning scandal as well as many victims of Macquarie Bank, National Australia Bank and others and is also recognised as a leading lawyer in relation to financial advice disputes.
John has written hundreds of articles, run hundreds of seminars, and created many resources for Disability Support Groups, Legal Aid, Financial Counsellors, social workers and the consumer movement and is always willing and eager to help people understand their rights.