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John Beggs QC - Serjeants' Inn Chambers

John Beggs QC

Serjeants' Inn Chambers - London

  • Serjeants’ Inn Chambers
  • 85 Fleet Street
  • London, Greater London, UK
  • EC4Y 1AE
  • Tel: 020 7427 5000
  • Fax: (020) 7353 0425
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Practice Areas

Public & Administrative, Police, Employment, Inquests and Inquiries, Professional Discipline.

Professional Memberships



The Hillsborough Inquests; T/Chief Constable Rhodes v. Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire (CC’s challenge to PCC’s suspension decision); Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset v. Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset (PCC’s resistance to attempt to injunct recruitment process); prosecuted CC and DCC of Cleveland Police for gross misconduct; The Leveson Inquiry; The Raoul Moat Inquest; The 7/7 London Bombings Inquest; The Marchionness Inquiry; Leeds United v West Yorkshire Police (football policing charges); Salter v Dorset Police (CA) (sanctions for dishonesty by police officers); Ollivierre v Thames Valley Police (CA) (threshold for lawful arrest); Buckley v. Thames Valley Police (CA) (threshold for lawful arrest); R (Austen) v Wiltshire Police (search warrants judicial review); Bhatti v Met Police (search warrants judicial review) Adams v Gloucestershire Police (multi-handed action for false imprisonment arising from anti-war protest); the May Day litigation; the Laporte Litigation; Khan v Lancashire Police (reg 13 judicial review); Ferriday v Gwent Police (Reg 13 judicial review).


“Police misconduct, complaints, and public regulation”, OUP, July 2009 “Public Order: Law and Practice” Blackstone’s Practical Policing, OUP, 2012.