Having graduated with a degree in Music from Newcastle University, Johnny went on to complete a Law degree and post-graduate diploma in Media Business and Law. Johnny is on the panel of solicitors for PRS for Music and BASCA and is a Friend of the Association of Independent Music.

Johnny advises on media-related issues for a wide range of clients, in particular those operating in the music, film, TV, advertising, art and theatre industries.

His clients include artists, writers, managers, record labels and publishers across the creative industries.

Johnny also advises on litigation and contentious trusts, wills and estates. 

Johnny is a Trustee of Sheffield Jazz and continues to play as a session keyboard player and co-runs his own band Frankly Jazz.