Occupation: Group Legal Director - The Equality and Human Rights Commission
John is the Group Legal Director of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), a solicitor and a recognised expert on human rights and equality. He has acted for clients in most of the courts and tribunals in this country, including in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court and has also specialised in cases before the European Court of Human Rights.
He is the co-author of the Blackstone's Guide to the Human Rights Act, Blackstone's Guide to the Freedom of Information Act, Blackstone’s Guide to the Equality Act 2010 and Blackstone's Guide to the Identity Cards Act. Before moving to the EHRC John spent four years as the full time Deputy Chair of the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
John was previously the Director of Liberty (the human rights organisation).