After graduating from the University of Melbourne in 1978 with a Bachelor of Commerce, John worked extensively in private industry before commencing a law degree in 1986.
In 1988, John graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Laws. Between 1989 and 1992 John worked as a solicitor with Clayton Utz, Sydney, in the areas of property law and insolvency law. John then worked in general legal practice on the far north coast of New South Wales for about 18 months. He returned to Sydney in 1993. From 1993 to the end of 2008 John was in general legal practice with Cameron Gillingham Boyd solicitors, Sydney.
John has lived in the lower Blue Mountains since 2001. With a desire to work closer to home, John established his own legal practice in Penrith (Boyd Lawyers) in January 2009. In late 2016 Boyd Lawyers merged with the long established lower Blue Mountains legal firm, Hinde & Ginges Solicitors, and is now known as Hinde Ginges Boyd Lawyers, with offices at Penrith and Springwood. John is available to see clients at either office by appointment.
As well as having hands on experience in private industry, John has over 25 years experience in general legal practice, including:
- Commercial and civil litigation in Local, District and Supreme Courts
- Debt recovery
- Building law
- Family law
- Defacto Relationships law
- Property law, including buying and selling of residential and commercial property
- Wills and Estates, including contested Will litigation
- Personal Injury and insurance law
- Criminal law
- Traffic matters
John is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales. He has also been appointed to the Criminal Law Panel and Family Law Panel conducted by Legal Aid NSW