5 Essex Court

John Bassett

Call 1975

“Unfussy, focussed, professionally adroit and utterly dependable”
Chair of NMC Conduct and Competence Committee

John joined 5 Essex Court in 1993, having previously been a member of a general common law set of Chambers in the Temple.  Since joining 5 Essex Court, he has specialised in Police Law and Personal Injury Law.  In addition, he regularly acts as a Legal Assessor at hearings of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Fitness to Practise Committee. John is considered to be “one of the very best Legal Assessors that Panel colleagues have worked with”.

John provides lectures in both police law and personal injury law.  He was heavily involved in the 5 Essex Court NPIA accredited training on the introduction of the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2008 and the Police (Performance) Regulations 2008.  He continues to provide regular training on misconduct and unsatisfactory performance proceedings in the light of the changes brought about by the 2012 Regulations and the recent amendments thereto.

John is an appointed a Legally Qualified Chair for police misconduct hearings in the South Eastern and Eastern Regions which cover a total of 11 police forces.