John Greany

Call: 2012

Instructing John

To instruct John please contact our Clerks on +44 (0)20 7400 6400 or email clerks@3rblaw.com.

John Greany deals with a wide range of criminal, disciplinary, licensing and regulatory cases.

He has substantial defence experience in the Crown Court and Magistrates’ Court. He prosecutes for the CPS serious fraud division, most recently in a series of high value fraud and money laundering cases.

Legal Expertise

Crime overview

John represents defendants charged with serious offences including fraud, blackmail, sexual offences and violent crime. He has represented companies and individuals facing prosecution by regulatory and local authorities in the criminal courts. John is a CPS level 3 prosecutor. In 2018-2019 he prosecuted a series of cases on behalf of the CPS serious fraud division, both as a led junior and acting alone.

Notable Crime cases

R v Chukwuka & Others (2018-2019)

Led by John Hardy QC, prosecuted 10 defendants charged with conspiracy to commit high value fraud and money laundering at Blackfriars Crown Court.

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 court 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 & Others (2014)

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

Licensing and Disciplinary overview

John is well-versed in the legal principles underpinning healthcare regulatory work; he is a member of the panel of advocates trained by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). He 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 has also developed wider regulatory experience outside the healthcare sector. For example, he has presented a substantial number of 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).

First tier Tax Tribunal overview

John accepts instructions in the first tier tax tribunal and has acted for individuals who are trying to negotiate settlements with HMRC. He has appeared in fully contested hearings and has also assisted in securing negotiated settlements for direct access clients.

Notable First tier Tax Tribunal cases

In 2018 John acted for two solicitors in the first tier tax tribunal in Birmingham, one of whom was able to negotiate an acceptable compromise, saving significant sums in tax and costs.

R v Chukwuka and others
Led by John Hardy QC, prosecuted 10 defendants charged with conspiracy to commit high value fraud and money laundering at Blackfriars Crown Court in 2018-19.

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 court 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 Mangava, Atitebi and others
2019
Prosecution counsel, acting alone, in high value fraud and money laundering case, instructed by CPS serious fraud division

R v S
2015
Acting alone, represented a defendant charged with attempting to arrange penetrative sex with a child following an undercover police operation

R v Brooks and others
2014
Junior counsel in the defence team advising prosecution witness Dan Evans in the “phone hacking trial”

Instructing John

To instruct John please contact our Clerks on +44 (0)20 7400 6400 or email clerks@3rblaw.com.

  • 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 (Arabic and French)
  • 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.