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5 Essex Court

John-Paul Waite

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 3 departments
Ranked in : Police Law: Mainly DefendantEmploymentImmigration
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Police Law: Mainly Defendant - All Circuits

Band 3

John-Paul Waite
John-Paul Waite acts for the police in tort claims, inquests and other matters, and has defended civil actions arising from the undercover policing scandal. He also undertakes judicial review work.
Strengths: "Knows his stuff inside out when it comes to employment matters involving police officers."
Recent work: Acted for Devon and Cornwall Police in an inquest touching the death of a man who killed himself while under investigation for rape.
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Employment - London (Bar)

Band 5

John-Paul Waite
John-Paul Waite is a favoured employment law barrister among public sector clients, including government departments. He is well versed in all forms of discrimination, wrongful and unfair dismissal as well as whistle-blowing.
Strengths: "He is an excellent advocate with encyclopedic knowledge of employment law and he helps us make the right decisions."
Recent work: Defended ACAS against a claim for unfair dismissal brought by its former deputy chief conciliator.
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Immigration - London (Bar)

Band 3

John-Paul Waite
John-Paul Waite is known for his adroit representation of the Home Secretary. His broad immigration practice sees him regularly handling a variety of high-profile matters, often before the Court of Appeal. He continues to demonstrate particular skill in unlawful detention, deportation and entry refusal cases.
Strengths: "A well-respected opponent who is very charismatic, experienced and knowledgeable. He is pragmatic and good to work with."
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Practice Areas

Employment law, Administrative and Public law, Police law, Immigration, Inquests, Public Inquiries and Personal Injury. Significant cases include the following: Employment Law: ACAS v Woods 2020] EWHC 2228, Essop v Home Office [2017] 1 W.L.R. 1343, Cordell v Foreign and Commonwealth Office [2012] ICR 280, Watts v High Quality Lifestyles [2006] IRLR 850. Public and Administrative Law: MS (Somalia) [2020] QB 364, [2019] EWCA Civ 172, 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.

Career

Called to the Bar in 1995. Appointed to the Attorney General’s “A” panel of counsel in 2019.

Publications

Founding (and current) author of the Employment Tribunals Handbook – first published in October 2002 (sixth edition published by Bloomsbury Professional August 2021).

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