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John is a solicitor in the human rights and judicial review department. He qualified in 2019, having trained at Leigh Day.  John has gained particular expertise in matters concerning prisoners’ rights, with a focus on judicial review claims, Human Rights Act and Equality Act private law claims and inquests. 

John assists Jamie Beagent in a wide range of human rights and public law cases.

He accepts instructions from clients who are, or have been, detained under immigration control. His clients include those who are seeking to challenge the lawfulness of their ongoing detention through judicial review, as well as clients who wish to obtain compensation for false imprisonment.

In addition, John acts for clients in the context of planning and environmental matters, and in public law claims more generally. 

Prior to joining Leigh Day, John volunteered with a number of prominent refugee and human rights charities. He also became a figurehead in the campaign for Premier League football clubs to pay the Living Wage. He has spoken in the House of Lords and with a range of media outlets on these matters. He completed a BA degree in Politics and English at York University (1st Class Hons), before completing the GDL and LPC courses at City University (both with Distinction). 

John Crowley's blogs

Disabled prisoners are being failed by the current prison system – but is there appetite for reform? 29.7.19

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