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Staab, John

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Summit House
12 Red Lion Square

DD: 0207 826 9058


0203 998 2687

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Role & Responsibilities

John’s early career was spent in the Litigation Department of a large city practice. John joined Kain Knight in November 1987, becoming a Director in 1999.

For many years, as an accredited Training provider, John has conducted regular symposiums for his London clients.

John’s expertise is in complex and high-value matters for City and West End solicitor’s both justifying their work and attacking opposition costs from the inception of a case through to advocacy at the detailed assessment hearing itself.

Notable Cases

Recent cases include;-

  • Gary Love –V- Gordon Ramsay
  • Butler –V- Nikon
  • Gary Flood –V- Times


Outside of work John’s interests Movies, Music, supporting West Ham United, following England Cricket Team, avoiding the Gym and Travel.


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"I have worked with John Staab for over 20 years and his tactical acuity and speed of response is second to none"

Rhory Robertson, Partner at Collyer Bristow