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Admitted as a Solicitor in New South Wales 1979
Honorary Consul General for the Republic of Uganda
President of the Australia India Business Council Limited
Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Practice Focus

John brings a valuable depth of experience to Eakin McCaffery Cox Lawyers and maintains a large and varied practice, advising private sector clients, public companies, government authorities, local government instrumentalities, technology licensing corporations and tertiary institutions.

What our clients say about John...
"John Cox has provided the UTS Union (the Union) with excellent service for more than 10 years, service that ultimately benefits the UTS community. Whenever the Union has required legal services John and his team of experienced solicitors have consistently provided quality advice to help us resolve our questions and problems. There has never been a job to big or small and the Union has always been secure in the knowledge that every job received the same high level of service and professionalism.  Whenever the Union has needed urgent legal advice, we have depended upon the John and his team to be thorough, complete, and timely in providing a wide range of support and advice, and they have delivered each and every time. John's team has demonstrated a commitment in making difficult and complex legal processes as seamless as possible. Additionally, they have outstanding communication with and commitment to the Union which adds a high level of comfort in the challenging and at times complex environment in which we operate. John's professionalism and thoroughness is always exemplary. He is quick to respond to questions or concerns, attentive to details, and willing to go beyond the call of duty. I would like to thank John Cox and the EMC team and I look forward to continuing to work with you in the years ahead." Elizabeth Ann Brett EMBA,CEO, UTS Union Ltd

"I have been retaining the services of John Cox for over 10 years for the provision of commercial advice for various companies I am associated with.  Mr Cox is one of the best commercial lawyers I have dealt with, always providing practical and insightful advice."  Alan Conder: Managing Director & CEO: IPG International Limited; Director: Captive Vision Pty Ltd; Managing Director: A2 Consulting Pty Ltd

Since 1999, John's ability to provide real world legal advice and practical insights into complex matters has often been invaluable to me. Amongst his many strengths, it has been my experience that he particularly excels when matters are complex and cross or interface between commercial and public sector or not for profit worlds. John's ability to bring the commercial legal thinking and advice to public sector and not for profit clients has been outstanding. Equally I have worked with him as a commercial client where his advice on dealing with the public sector issues across multiple levels of Government has been invaluable.Alan Pigott, Chief Executive Officer, ePay Solutions Limited (Hong Kong)

Professional Background
John first joined Eakin McCaffery Cox Lawyers (then Price Brent) as a partner in 1989. He was company secretary and counsel for the Museum of Contemporary Art for more than 25 years. He acts for the African Professionals of Australia Limited. Before joining Eakin McCaffery Cox Lawyers John was the university solicitor for the University of Sydney and general counsel for the State Lotteries Office. He was company secretary at the Australian Technology Park Sydney for more than 10 years.