Profile submitted by Jeremy Johnson QC
Public law and human rights, acting for claimants, public authorities, regulators and corporations. Recent cases in the Supreme Court include Roberts (legality of police use of stop and search), Catt and T (retention of personal data), DSD (investigative obligation under Art 3 ECHR) and Robinson (duty of care on arrest). Instructed in numerous public inquiries and large scale inquests including the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, Al Sweady Inquiry, Billy Wright Inquiry, Hutton Inquiry, Inquests into the deaths of Diana Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed, Hillsborough Inquests and Birmingham Pub Bombings. Acted in many large scale civil actions, particularly cases against the police, including Mouncher v Chief Constable of South Wales  EWHC 1367 (QB) (3 month trial brought by 15 claimants alleging misfeasance and malicious prosecution in relation to the investigation of the murder of Lynette White), and Rees v Commissioner of Police  EWHC 273 (QB) (arising out of the murder of Daniel Morgan).
Called 1994, Silk 2011, Deputy High Court Judge and Recorder.
Recent publications include chapters on Human Rights in Supreme Court Yearbooks for 2016 and 2017, chapter in Beer on Public Inquiries (OUP, 2017), and a legal assessment of Art 3 ECHR cases as part of the Shaw Review into the Welfare in Detention of Vulnerable Persons (2016, Cm 9186).”