5 Essex Court

John-Paul Waite

Call 1995

‘His analysis of the case was incisive. John-Paul was instrumental in the parties reaching a sensible settlement; he was robust with the claimant, and his own client, but fair.’
Legal 500

John-Paul is ranked as a leading junior and specialises in employment, police and public/administrative law. He has also acted in high profile inquests and public inquiries as well as undertaking work in the VAT and Duties Tribunal and the Immigration Services Tribunal on a regular basis. John-Paul also has experience of personal injury law.

He has a broad client basis including government departments and police forces as well as private companies who consider him to be “very practical, fair and sensible” (Chambers UK).

John-Paul represents clients in all courts including the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and Employment Tribunals. Notable recent cases include Essop (others) v Home Office (UK Border Agency) [2017] an indirect discrimination case in the Supreme Court. 

John-Paul is on the A Panel of Treasury Counsel.