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    Information Law Update : July 2015 by Peter Lockley

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Peter Lockley

Peter Lockley

Peter Lockley

Practice Overview

Peter accepts instructions in all Chambers’ main practice areas.

He appears regularly in employment tribunals, acting for both claimants and respondents in the full range of employment law claims.

He has a busy information law practice, acting in freedom of information matters for public authorities and requesters and has acted in numerous cases on behalf of the Information Commissioner. He also advises private and public sector clients on data protection matters.

He has a broad public law practice, advising and representing local authorities, regulators and private sector clients on issues ranging from pension schemes to social care obligations.

Peter has a special interest in environmental law. He recently completed a secondment at Ofgem, working on the Feed-In Tariff scheme that supports small-scale renewable generation. He is particularly keen to assist environmental claimants.

Recent cases include:  

Alam v Secretary of State for Justice: acted for the claimant in a two-week hearing alleging race discrimination and victimisation.

Dragoneas v Hilton Hotels UK Ltd: appeared for the employer in a multi-day whistleblowing and unfair dismissal claim.

Brown v Information Commissioner and Ministry of Justice [2016] UKUT 255 (AAC): acted for the Information Commissioner on an appeal to the Upper Tribunal concerning the FOIA exemption for court records.

Montague v Tate and Information Commissioner: acted for the Information Commissioner in a high-profile appeal concerning the value of BP’s sponsorship of the Tate.

McClatchey v Information Commissioner and South Gloucestershire District Council: represented a local authority in an appeal regarding the investigation into Winterbourne View care home.

Prior to commencing his legal career, Peter was the Head of Transport Policy at WWF-UK, where he was involved in the high-profile environmental cases both in the High Court, (R (Hillingdon) v Secretary of State for Transport [2010] EWHC 626 (Admin), a challenge to the third runway at Heathrow and in the CJEU (Case C-366/10, Air Transport Association of America, [2012] 2 CMLR 4).

Peter completed the Bar Professional Training Course at BPP in 2013 (Outstanding) and the Graduate Diploma in Law in 2012 (Distinction).

Peter is a member of the UK Environmental Law Association. He holds a first-class degree in Classics from Cambridge University.


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