Eric Metcalfe


Eric Metcalfe is a barrister at Monckton Chambers specialising in public law, EU law and human rights. Called to the Bar in 1999, he spent almost nine years as the director of human rights policy at JUSTICE before joining Monckton in 2011. He is listed by the Legal 500 as a leading junior in the field of Civil Liberties and Human Rights. His most recent cases include R(Public Law Project) v Secretary of State for Justice [2014] EWHC 2365 (Admin) and Bingham Centre v Information Commissioner (EA/2014/0097), and he is currently instructed by Liberty in proceedings before the Investigatory Powers Tribunal against the UK intelligence services.


Contributor to the Rights and Freedoms volume of the 5th edition of Halsburyâ??s Laws (LexisNexis, 2013).

Editor in Chief of the Human Rights Law Reports â?? UK Cases (Sweet & Maxwell).

Co-author of the 5th edition of Blackstoneâ??s Guide to the Freedom of Information Act (OUP, 2013).


BA, LL.B. (University of Canterbury, NZ), LL.M. (Queenâ??s University, Canada), D.Phil (Oxon)