John Hendy QC is a barrister in London, UK. Called in 1972, after establishing and working in a law centre, he started practice at the Bar in 1977 and took silk in 1987. He is an Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Law, University College, London.
As an advocate he is best known for his work in industrial relations and trade union law, having appeared in many of the UK’s leading collective labour law cases over the last 40 years, particularly in industrial action cases. He is Standing Counsel to eight UK unions.
He has appeared in the European Court of Human Rights, the Court of Justice of the European Union, the UK Supreme Court (including the House of Lords and Privy Council), the Court of Appeal, the High Court and all courts and tribunals dealing with labour law below this level. He has appeared in the Irish Labour Court and the New South Wales Industrial Relations Court. He has acted for the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, and advised the European Trade Union Confederation, the International Transport Workers’ Federation and various European unions, and has acted as a consultant for the ITUC.