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John Gilbert Harvey - Regulatory & Licensing

John was called to the Bar at Gray’s Inn in 1973, and commenced pupillage in London with Phillip Otton, who became a Lord Justice of Appeal, and then Konrad Shiemann, who became a Lord Justice of Appeal and then a Judge at the European Court. John became a Recorder in 1992 and was involved in training judges in Human Rights law in 2000. He is also qualified as an Arbitrator and Mediator.

Throughout his career at the Bar, John has been involved with all aspects of dangerous occurences and other alleged breaches of regulations of all types. In particular, he has been involved in the interpretation of statutes and statutory instruments throughout his career. He has lectured on a number of such topics, including Health and Safety Law and Consumer Protection law. He has had extensive experience in the Criminal Courts as an advocate in his early years and,more recently, when sitting as a Recorder.

John was a director of a manufacturing company until 1976 and has a valuable appreciation of the practical, as well as the theoretical, problems confronting businesses of all types.

His approach is to identify the best possible outcome for his clients, to explain it to them in language they understand and then assist them to achieve it.

John has experience of all types of licensing, including alcohol, gaming etc.

He also specialises in planning, so that he involves himself in wider issues, such as the best outcome for the particular site.


LLB (Hons), FCIArb
Qulified Mediator

Approved for Public Access work


Personal Injuries Bar Association
Professional Negligence Bar Association


Recorder - Crown and County Courts