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Eric Metcalfe

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Monckton Chambers (Chambers of Tim Ward QC and Philip Moser QC)

Position

Eric joined Monckton Chambers in October 2011 where he specialises in human rights, public law and EU law. He was previously the director of human rights policy at JUSTICE, one of the UK’s leading human rights organisations, from 2003 until 2011. During this time he managed its third party interventions in seventeen cases before the House of Lords, seven cases before the UK Supreme Court, and four cases before the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights. An experienced litigator, he is ranked as a leading junior in Civil Liberties & Human Rights by the Legal 500. In May 2012, he was appointed as a fellow of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law. He is a member of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s panel of preferred counsel.

Career

Called 1999. Publications of note: His publications include ‘Intercept Evidence’ (2006), the ‘Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 for Current Law Statutes Annotated’ (Sweet & Maxwell), ‘Secret Evidence’ (2009), and ‘Freedom from Suspicion’ (2011 ). He is co-author of the 51th edition of ‘Blackstone’s Guide to the Freedom of Information Act 2000’ (2013) and a contributor to the ‘Rights and Freedoms’ volume of the 5th edition of ‘Halsbury’s Laws’ (2013, Lexis Nexis). He has also conducted training in human rights law for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Policing Board in Northern Ireland, the Attorney General’s Office of the Republic of Ireland, the Court of Cassation in Armenia, commercial judges in Russia, and lawyers in Bahrain, Belarus, Taiwan and Turkey.

Education

BA, LLB (University of Canterbury, NZ), LL.M. (Queen’s University, Canada), D Phil (Oxon).


London Bar

Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)

Within: Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) – Leading juniors

Eric Metcalfe - Monckton ChambersVery authoritative on privacy and surveillance.

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EU law

Within: EU law – Leading juniors

Eric Metcalfe - Monckton ChambersAn outstanding advocate. He is clear, articulate and effective, a pleasure to work with.

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