John’s practice at the bar is mainly commercial and resources disputes and advice, and public law. He started with Corrs Chambers Westgarth and has worked in areas of commercial law, administrative law, human rights, and regulation. He has experience in occupational health and safety in the resources sector and general commercial litigation. Since 1998 John’s work has particularly focused on mining and human rights issues, both as a practitioner and academic. He has also advised governments in Australia and internationally on mining law reform, and has considerable experience with state agreements in Western Australia. John is an adjunct academic (Dundee University in Scotland, and University of Western Australia and Murdoch in Perth) and teaches in resources law and human rights law. His recent publications include the book Mining Law and Policy: International Perspectives; a chapter on ‘Parliamentary-ratified agreements in the resources sector’; and updating the Laws of Australia chapter on Mining.