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John Beggs QC was called to the Bar in 1989 and took silk in 2009. John is one of the most sought-after silks at the Bar. He has shaped police law in the UK, appearing in key roles in some of the most important cases of recent years. An earlier edition notes that "he is probably the best cross-examiner outside the Criminal Bar" and that “he is so respected that it is normally a fight between authorities and defence lawyers to see who can approach him first to represent their clients.” He was awarded Professional Discipline Silk of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2018. Please visit the Serjeants' Inn website for his profile, which sets out full details of his practice including relevant work of note.

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"Police misconduct, complaints, and public regulation”, OUP, July 2009; “Public Order: Law and Practice” Blackstone’s Practical Policing, with George Thomas and Susanna Rickard, OUP, 2012.