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UK Bar Guide
Individual Profile

John-Paul Waite

5 Essex Court - London

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  • 5 Essex Court
  • London, Greater London, UK
  • EC4Y 9AH
  • Tel: (020) 7410 2000
  • Fax: (020) 7129 8606

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Practice Areas

Employment law, Administrative and Public law, Immigration, Police law, Inquests, Public Inquiries. In addition to the above areas, has a particular specialism in cases involving street works and closures, including disputes under the New Roads and Street Works Act, Traffic Regulation Act (Traffic Regulation Orders) and the Highways Act 1980. Significant cases include the following: Employment Law: Home Office v Essop [2015] All ER (D) 219, Cordell v Foreign and Commonwealth Office [2012] ICR 280, Watts v High Quality Lifestyles [2006] IRLR 850 Public and Administrative Law: Akhalu v SSHD [2014] EWHC 1505, MS Palestinian Territories v SSHD [2010] UKSC 25, Rahman and Others v SSHD [2011] All ER (D) 155. Public Inquiries and Inquests: Instructed in the Billy Wright Inquiry, Rosemary Nelson Inquiry and Robert Hamill Inquiry. Regularly act for the police and public bodies in in Inquests.


Called to the Bar in 1995. Appointed to the Attorney General’s “A” panel of counsel in 2014


Founding (and current) author of the Employment Tribunals Handbook – first published in October 2002 (fourth edition published by Bloomsbury Professional August 2014).