John Hobley became a member of Chambers in September 2017, having successfully completing his pupillage under the supervision of Lee Fish.

John appears for both the Prosecution and the Defence in proceedings in the Magistrates’ Court and the Crown Court. In the Magistrates’ Court, John has acted in cases from their genesis at first appearance, through trials, and to sentencing hearings. These cases have covered a broad range of offences, and have involved vulnerable parties, both victims and defendants. John has also appeared in regulatory proceedings involving Trading Standards. John also regularly acts in the Crown Court in appeals against conviction and sentence, as well as dealing with breaches of probation.

John has appeared in the County Court in matters of road traffic accidents, including both trials and Stage 3 hearings. John has been instructed for both the claimant and the defendant in these matters, and also has experience of preparing advices on quantum.

John began his family work in pupillage and undertakes cases on behalf of both applicants and respondents. This work has included private work under the Children’s Act 1989, and applications for Non-Molestation and Occupation Orders under the Family Law Act 1996.

Practice Areas


  • BPTC (Very Competent), BPP Law School (2014-2015)
  • BA (Hons) Jurisprudence, University of Oxford (2011-2014)

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