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Monckton Chambers

Eric Metcalfe

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2021

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UK Bar
Civil Liberties & Human Rights - London (Bar)

Band 3

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Eric Metcalfe
A highly commended human rights practitioner who is a familiar face in the Supreme Court. He regularly handles high-profile, sensitive cases concerning national security and immigration matters. He frequently represents government departments,regulatory authorities and NGOs. He also has experience acting for coalition groups and has intervened at the ECtHR in support of the right to freedom of expression worldwide.
Strengths: "He's a brilliant lawyer and very thoughtful." "He is very knowledgeable of public and international human rights law."
Recent work: Acted for the intervening Information Commissioner in R (Bridges) v Chief Constable of South Wales Police & Others [2019], wherein the claimant argued the police’s use of automatic facial recognition was a breach of his rights under the Data Protection Act 1998 and Article 8.
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