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John is a longstanding partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation team having qualified as a solicitor in 1990 and joined Aaron and Partners in 1997.

He has extensive experience of a whole array of contractual and tortious claims on a national and international basis ranging from multi-million pound claims against overseas states to the more modest in value, but nonetheless interesting, property, land, professional negligence and company/partnership disputes that clients are presented with. No two cases are the same and John is able to take them all in his stride.

John is described by clients as “a first rate litigator” and is recognised by the Legal 500 as a “Leading Individual”. He comes highly recommended due to his commercial but pragmatic approach to problem solving and achieving the results that clients want at a cost that is clearly explained upfront. A great believer in legal risk management, John helps clients to minimise their risk of legal disputes and has lectured on the topic.

John acts on a voluntary basis as a director and trustee of The Hammond School, a privately run co-educational school specialising in dance and musical theatre.

I am extremely grateful to Mr Devoy for his very professional but very personally reassuring advice in these difficult times. John’s advice was first-rate throughout and both issues we faced have now been resolved. I would like to thank John most wholeheartedly for his professional and personal support during this worrying business, it has helped to take a whole weight off my shoulders.
Fr Paul. St Werburgh’s
John Devoy is a first-rate litigator with very good client skills.
The Legal 500
I have known John in a professional capacity for a number of years - having first become acquainted with his firm during my time in Bangor. Having moved to London, where there is a dearth of Law Firms to choose from, I remained in contact with John as my trusted "go to" adviser because of his strongly pragmatic approach and detailed knowledge of things like commercial law and IP etc. John combines a strong and certain approach with a clearly balanced appreciation of all the fine detail and, in this, he generates 'high quality' and 'good value' advice which compares favourably with any legal competitor. A really strong example of professionalism.
Phil Ryan - CEO of the International Compliance Association
John Devoy is a renowned litigator in the Chester area and across the North West. He is particularly noted for his focus on professional negligence work.
Chambers & Partners
Bryony and John, just to say thank you for another year of work. Yet again your responsiveness and efficiency excels.
Client
John Devoy is listed as a recommended individual for Dispute Resolution - Commercial Litigation - Elsewhere in the Northwest.
The Legal 500
John Devoy is experienced in professional negligence cases.
The Legal 500
John Devoy will always be held in high regard in our business.
Client
That's incredible. Thanks very much John. Without trying to sound too condescending you've done a fantastic job there. Very much appreciated.
Neil Short, Director - Enviroclear Site Services Ltd
Thank you so much Mr Devoy. I will be eternally grateful for your hard work, dedication and belief.
Client
A fantastic result… The last two and half years have been extremely difficult as you know but I wouldn’t have had the result I got if it hadn’t been for you.
Client
Mr. John Devoy has been remarkable in his conduct and exceptional in the outcomes he has attained for us. Mr. Devoy has a track record of success in managing complex legal matters, client needs and achieving outstanding results. He is practical in his approach and transparent with his clients about their matters. His deepest strength is the trust that he gains with his client and the peace of mind they have that their best interest will always be at the centre of his focus.
Client
I know how powerfully & forcibly you would argue our case.
Client
John and Bryony, Thank you for your excellent work throughout the year. It really is so good to work with such competent and extremely responsive people.
Client