John accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ main practice areas with particular interest in police law, public/administrative matters, inquests and information law.
John's clients include police forces and other public bodies and he is a member of the Attorney General’s C Panel (appointed 2019). Recent cases he has acted in include litigation in relation to the confidentiality of asylum files in the Court of Appeal and High Court, the high profile Deepcut Inquests and the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.
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.