Recognised as a Senior Statesperson and Notable Practitioner
John is noted for his 'first-class attention to detail'
"A seasoned campaigner, who works very hard and is a nice man with it."
Named as Leading Individual in practice area Dispute Resolution.
John Trotter is a pre-eminent practitioner with decades of experience... across the full range of public law.
Selected as a super lawyer 2014.
Clients regard John as "a very dedicated individual who never gives you the impression he has other pressures on his time."
I was the head of Public and Regulatory law at Bates Wells for over 30 years. I have been described by Chambers UK as “striking a fine balance between academic rigour and a practical approach” and am ranked by both Chambers UK & the Legal 500 as a leading individual in the field.
I have many years of experience in dealing with public law and regulatory matters at the highest levels, for example running numerous test cases on homelessness, freedom of information and immigration in the 1970s and 1980s. He also acted as advocate for social workers and the profession of social work in the 1980s and beyond in many child abuse inquiries. Additionally, I have acted in all matters for PhonepayPlus (formerly ICSTIS), the regulator of premium rate services, for over 30 years.
I continue to advise clients of many years standing and new clients in successfully imposing regulation or in challenging the decisions made by authorities and deals with a number of judicial review cases at any time.