5 Essex Court

John Goss

Call 2015

John accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ main practice areas with particular interest in police law, public/administrative matters, inquests and inquiries, and information law.

John's clients include police forces, Government departments, local authorities, and other public bodies as well as individuals and private companies. He is a member of the Attorney General’s C Panel (appointed 2019). He has appeared (led) in the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal, and as sole counsel in the High Court and a wide variety of other jurisdictions.

John joined 5 Essex Court in September 2016 after successfully completing pupillage. Previously, he spent six years as a Royal Engineer officer in the British Army, including service in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

John is qualified to accept instructions via Direct Public Access.

He is a member of chambers’ Pupillage Committee as well as the Education & Training Committee of the Bar Council.