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13 Aug 19

Jeremy Johnson QC appointed as a Justice of the High Court and assigned to the Queen’s Bench Division.

5 Essex Court is delighted to announce that Jeremy Johnson QC has been appointed as a Justice of the High Court, with effect from 1 October 2019. 

14 Aug 19

Jason Beer QC and Jonathan Dixey appear in successful judicial review on the meaning of self-defence in police misconduct proceedings

In a highly significant judgment on the meaning of self-defence in police misconduct proceedings, the Divisional Court has today quashed a decision of the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) to direct the Metropolitan Police Service to hold disciplinary proceedings in respect of a Specialist Firearms Officer known as Officer W80.

26 Jul 19

Jeremy Johnson QC and Peter Laverack instructed on claim to decriminalise homosexuality in St Vincent and the Grenadines

Today, two gay men filed court proceedings to challenge St Vincent and the Grenadines' "buggery" and "gross indecency" laws, which criminalise homosexuality.