5 Essex Court

Jeremy Johnson QC

Call 1994
Silk 2011

“A first-rate, efficient, clear-thinking silk of the highest quality…at the top of his game”
Chambers UK

Jeremy is ranked as a leading silk in his areas of specialism and a 'star individual' for police law. His practice focuses on public law, human rights (domestic and international), public inquiries and claims against the police and other public bodies.

Jeremy acts for a range of clients, including individuals, corporations and public bodies, who consider him to be “a hugely talented lawyer” whose judgment is ”very impressive, and also his demeanour”.  Clients refer to him as “a first-rate, efficient, clear-thinking silk of the highest quality” who is an “outstanding analyst”,“accessible and approachable” and “practical, sensible and thoroughly decent".

Notable examples of his work over the last 20 years include:

  • Numerous cases in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court across a broad spectrum of practice, but particularly including domestic and international human rights.
  • Numerous long running public inquiries (including Hutton, Billy Wright, Al Sweady and Grenfell Tower).
  • Major inquests (including Diana, Princess of Wales, Hillsborough, Birmingham Pub Bombings and Manchester Arena Bombing).
  • Multi-party private law litigation with a human rights/civil liberties element (including the claims arising out of the murders of Lynette White and Daniel Morgan, and the group litigation arising out of Hillsborough).

Jeremy is a Deputy High Court Judge and a Recorder of the Crown Court.