Highly experienced specialist in defamation and privacy and all other areas of Media & Communications Law, Information Law (including data protection and freedom of information) and Employment Law where workplace disputes often overlap with issues of reputation, breach of confidence and data protection.
John acts for both claimants and defendants and regularly advises on both personal and commercial matters. Recommended by his peers as having 'a strong reputation for his advisory and advocacy practice'. he is also said to be, 'thorough, flexible and sharp' and 'extremely approachable and includes the client at every turn'.
As a former TV executive in current affairs documentaries, counsel for a niche media law practice, in-house lawyer for the Guardian Media Group (Observer and Guardian) and freelance lawyer for Mirror Group Newspapers, John retains a deep understanding of the legal issues associated with journalism and media production.

John has appeared in many prominent cases including the phone hacking litigation and the blacklisting of building workers and represented high profile celebrities and business leaders as well as publishers, film and TV production companies, local authorities, law firms, the police, public authorities, charities, trade unions, religious groups, private companies and public corporations.
John gained an LLB (First Class) at the Birkbeck School of Law, London University and is a qualified and registered direct access practitioner and a CEDR accredited mediator.


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