John Parr

Year of Call:
Practice areas
  • Personal Injury


Practice Areas

  • Public Liability
  • Employer’s Liability
  • Road Traffic Litigation
  • Industrial Disease
  • Police Disciplinary

John Graduated from Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth in 1981 and studied Law on a Royal Naval Scholarship at Reading University. He served at sea in HMS Invincible, HMS Illustrious and HMS Bristoll. In 1990 John studied International Humanitarian Law and Law of the Sea at Cambridge University and was then appointed Assistant Chief Naval Judge Advocate, responsible for providing legal advice to the Ministry of Defence (Navy).

John joined the bar in 1994 having retired from the Royal Navy as a Lieutenant Commander.

Since joining the bar John has built up a broad based Personal Injury practice and represents several Local Authorities on both public and employers’ liability work.

John’s practice is split evenly between Claimant and Defendant work. In addition to personal injury litigation John has acted as the Legal Adviser to the Chief Constable of Lancashire at police disciplinary hearings.

John also has considerable experience in dealing with motorcycle accident claims.


In his spare time John still thinks he can play rugby


Northern Circuit
Personal Injuries Bar Association
Qualifications & Awards
Reading University LLB (Hons)

Royal Naval University Cadetship

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