Jon attended the University of British Columbia to obtain both his undergraduate degree (BA 64) and his law degree (LLB 72), spending the intervening years/period in additional studying, acquiring work experience and travel abroad. Since being called to the Bar in 1973 Jon practiced law from offices in both New Westminster and Burnaby before permanently locating in North Vancouver in 1978.
Besides general solicitors’ work, Jon’s earlier career saw him involved with family law and some practice, with appearances at both the Provincial Court and the Supreme Court levels. For the last thirty years he has practiced what he considers to be “suburban law”, dealing with the everyday issues that most commonly arise for those who dwell on the North Shore.
These include both residential and commercial real estate-related transactions (conveyances, mortgages, leases, filing of subdivisions, strata plans, covenants, easements, etc.), preparation of wills, powers of attorney and representation agreements, probating of estates, incorporation of companies and handling of subsequent corporate procedures, sale and purchase of businesses and the like.
Jon operated from his offices at 14th & Lonsdale in North Vancouver through the firm of Ardagh Hunter Turner (Subsequently Ardagh Hunter) for almost thirty years until 2014 when, at the quiet but persistent urging of his wife to retire, he closed his own practice and transferred to Lonsdale Law with the intention of actually retiring within the foreseeable future.
When not in the office, Jon will likely be found reading various thick books with a view to increasing his knowledge of world history.