John co-founded BridgePoint Financial Services Inc. in August 2005 and has led the development of new financing and indemnity products and BridgePoint’s entry into new markets in Europe and the Caribbean.
He was responsible for introducing new financing and indemnity protection for class actions in Canada, which led to the creation of BridgePoint Indemnity Company (BICO). BICO pioneered legal cost protection in Canada offering indemnification for law firms and their clients across a broad spectrum of legal claims. Drawing on BridgePoint’s expertise in Canada, and the UK government’s adoption of the Ontario Model, John saw an opportunity to create a UK based funding business. In 2015, SpectraLegal was formed to provide funding for the UK legal services market. From 2019 to 2023 SpectraLegal developed, financed and actively managed the largest mass tort/contract program in Europe funding over 130,000 legal claims. John sits on the BridgePoint board and oversees Finance and Risk. He resides in the UK.
He has published articles relating to emerging trends in litigation finance including third party financing for class action litigation and has presented at various conferences both domestically and internationally including the RAND Institute for Civil Justice Program dealing with Alternative Litigation Finance. He has a strong legal and financial background holding a bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Toronto, and a law degree from Queen’s University. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst. John is a member of the Ontario Bar, having been called in March 1994.