John is a CEDR accredited mediator.
He is a 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 has acted for both claimants
and defendants and is regularly instructed 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 and director of an independent production company, 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
business and legal issues associated with journalism and media production.
As counsel, 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.

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