John Greany

Call: 2012

Instructing John

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John Greany is instructed in a range of serious criminal, disciplinary, and regulatory cases.

Much of his recent criminal work has involved complex cases of fraud, bribery, and money laundering. John is instructed in cases involving the Ministry of Defence and specialist units of HM Armed Forces; he is a level 3 CPS prosecutor with DV clearance. He also represents professionals and police officers facing criminal, regulatory or disciplinary sanctions as part of his wider general defence practice.

Legal Expertise

Crime overview

John Greany prosecutes and defends in a wide range of serious criminal cases. He is regularly instructed by the CPS specialist fraud division in cases of fraud, bribery, tax evasion and money laundering. He is instructed to prosecute in multi-handed cases as leading junior and acting alone. He defends in the full range of general criminal proceedings, including cases of alleged violence, dishonesty and sexual offending.

Notable Crime cases

R v Carl Tiltman (Southwark Crown Court 2019, acting alone)

John prosecuted a Chief Executive Officer and former employee of the Ministry of Defence charged with fraud by abuse of position and fraud by false representation following an investigation by the MOD police. The defendant had deceived specialist units of HM armed forces and his own company directors in relation to laser equipment marketed to the Royal Navy and to the airline industry.

R v Mangava, Atitebi and others (2019)

Acting alone, John prosecuted in a multi-handed high value fraud and money laundering case, instructed by the CPS Specialist Fraud Division.

R v Singh and others (Southwark Crown Court 2019)

John represented a defendant who was acquitted of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation.

R v H (2019)

John defended a senior police officer charged with assaulting a member of the public. The tribunal found that the complainant had lied to the police about the incident and that an independent witness must have been mistaken when she reported the alleged assault to the police. The officer did not face any disciplinary proceedings in light of the criminal court’s findings.

R v Chukwuka and others (2018-2019)

Led by John Hardy QC, prosecuted to conviction 9 defendants charged with conspiracy to commit high value fraud and money laundering.

R v J (2019)

Defended a member of the MPS police support staff who had been charged with assaulting an emergency worker and with public order offences; the tribunal found that she had been unlawfully arrested and unlawfully detained by the arresting officers; the charges were dismissed at the close of the prosecution’s case.

R v S (2015)

Acting alone, represented a defendant charged with attempting to arrange penetrative sex with a child following an undercover police operation which the defence argued amounted to entrapment.

R v Brooks and others (2014)

John was part of the defence team advising prosecution witness Dan Evans in the “phone hacking trial” at the Central Criminal Court

Licensing and Disciplinary

Licensing and Disciplinary overview

John has wide ranging experience as an advocate in the field of regulatory and disciplinary proceedings, representing both regulators and registrants. He is a member of the Three Raymond Buildings disciplinary and regulatory practice group.

John is well-versed in the legal principles underpinning healthcare regulatory work; he has provided training to the General Optical Council (GOC) in relation to expert evidence in regulatory health care proceedings. He is a member of the panel of advocates trained by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). He is currently instructed to present cases on behalf of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the GOC.

John has developed wider regulatory experience outside the healthcare sector. He has presented cases on behalf of the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and has acted for registrants before the Architects’ Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). He is also instructed in police disciplinary proceedings.

R v Carl Tiltman (Southwark Crown Court 2019, acting alone)
John prosecuted a Chief Executive Officer and former employee of the Ministry of Defence charged with fraud by abuse of position and fraud by false representation following an investigation by the MOD police. The defendant had deceived specialist units of HM armed forces, and his own company directors, in relation to laser equipment marketed to the Royal Navy and to the airline industry.

R v Mangava, Atitebi and others (2019)
Acting alone, John prosecuted in a multi-handed high value fraud and money laundering case, instructed by the CPS Specialist Fraud Division.

R v Singh and others (Southwark Crown Court 2019)
John represented a defendant who was acquitted of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation.

R v H (2019)
John defended a senior police officer charged with assaulting a member of the public. The tribunal found that the complainant had lied to the police about the incident and that an independent witness must have been mistaken when she reported the alleged assault to the police. The officer did not face any disciplinary proceedings in light of the criminal court’s findings.

R v Chukwuka and others (Blackfriars Crown Court 2018-2019)
Led by John Hardy QC, prosecuted to conviction 9 defendants charged with conspiracy to commit high value fraud and money laundering.

R v J (2019)
Defended a member of the MPS police support staff who had been charged with assaulting an emergency worker and with public order offences; the tribunal found that she had been unlawfully arrested and unlawfully detained by the arresting officers; the charges were dismissed at the close of the prosecution’s case.

R v S (2015)
Acting alone, represented a defendant charged with attempting to arrange penetrative sex with a child following an undercover police operation which the defence argued amounted to entrapment.

R v Brooks and others (2014)
John was part of the defence team advising prosecution witness Dan Evans in the “phone hacking trial” at the Central Criminal Court.

Instructing John

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  • Bar Professional Training Course, BPP London (Outstanding; highest score in year in advocacy and criminal procedure and litigation)
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction)
  • Middle Temple Diplock Scholarship
  • The Queen’s College, Oxford University (MA)
  • The Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst
  • The Defence School of Languages
  • The School of Oriental and African Studies (MSc)

John served as a reconnaissance officer in the British army and subsequently in the NGO sector. Before being called to the Bar he worked in the UK, Canada, Iraq, Jordan, Afghanistan, Egypt, Ethiopia, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Colombia, Argentina, and Guatemala.

Languages

  • Arabic
  • French

I, John Greany, am a data controller and can be contacted at 3 Raymond Buildings, Gray’s Inn, London WC1R 5BH or by telephone on 020 7400 6400 or by email at john.greany@3rblaw.com. My Data Protection Policy can be found below.

All personal data that I process is for the purposes of providing legal services, conducting conflict-checks, marketing, defending potential complaints, legal proceedings or fee disputes, keeping anti-money laundering records, training other barristers and pupils and when providing work-shadowing opportunities, and/or exercising a right to a lien. The types of data I process vary upon the nature of the legal matter in relation to which I am engaged to advise, but can include names, contact details, biographic details and ‘special category personal data’ (such as details of racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, health, sex life and criminal convictions and proceedings).

Depending upon the circumstances of the case, the legal bases upon which I process personal data are (i) the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract, (ii) the processing is necessary to comply with legal obligations to which I am subject, or (iii) the processing is necessary for the legitimate interests set out above, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subjects which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child. When I rely on (iii) legitimate interests, my ‘Legitimate Interests Assessment’ can be found here. When I process data which has not be obtained directly from the data subject (e.g. personal data contained in evidential materials), it will have been supplied to me as part of my instructions in circumstances covered by legal professional privilege.

Depending upon the circumstances of the case, I may share the personal data with:

  1. my Chambers, which supplies professional and administrative support to my practice;
  2. Courts and other tribunals to whom documents are presented;
  3. my lay and professional clients;
  4. potential witnesses, in particular experts, and friends or family of the data subject;
  5. solicitors, barristers, pupils, mini pupils and other legal representatives;
  6. ombudsmen and regulatory authorities;
  7. current, past or prospective employers;
  8. education and examining bodies;
  9. business associates, professional advisers and trade bodies.

I retain personal data for no longer than 7 years after the case has come to an end or as otherwise required by law.

I do not intend to transfer data to any country which is not either within the European Union, ‘white listed’ by the EU or otherwise permitted by EU law (e.g. to the USA under the provisions of the ‘Privacy Shield’).

Under the GDPR, data subjects whose personal data I process have the right to request from me access to, and rectification or erasure of, their personal data, the right to the restriction of processing concerning them, the right to object to processing as well as the right to data portability. Data subjects also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ico.org.uk).

In cases where there is a contract between me and the data subject, the provision of personal data is a contractual requirement and the data subject is obliged to provide the personal data in order that I can supply legal services. A failure to provide such data may mean that I will not be able to provide the legal services.

Rev 1.0 – 25.05.2018

Data Protection Policy

Legitimate Interests Assessment

John Greany is qualified to accept instructions direct from clients under the Bar Council’s Public Access Scheme. This means that members of the public who seek specialist advice can come direct to him. In addition, he welcomes instructions from solicitors, in-house law departments, qualified foreign lawyers, and clients licensed by the Bar Council to give instructions direct to barristers under the Bar Council’s Licensed Access Scheme.

For further information please contact our Clerks.