John Foy QC has appeared in many reported cases in the House of Lords and in the Court of Appeal on subjects such as Personal Injury liability and quantum, occupational disease litigation and serious crime. Most of his work now is serious Personal Injury such as brain damage, paraplegics etc., Clinical/Professional Negligence, costs cases and major crime.
He has represented claimants in many of the leading cases on occupational disease including Alexander v Midland Bank, Mountenay v Bernard Matthews, Ping v Letraset, Mughal v Reuters, Smith v Baker McKenzie and many others on deafness and tinnitus, asbestos, asthma and other diseases. He acted for the successful miners in the British Coal Respiratory Disease multi-party Litigation. Cases in 2006 include Corr v IBC Vehicles (suicide as a result of industrial injury), Hawley v Luminar (vicarious liability) and Attorney-General v Webster (sentencing guidelines - rape of a baby). He was instructed by APIL to make submissions on behalf of its members on relevance of before the event legal expenses insurance Myatt and Others v National Coal Board.
He teaches advocacy at Gray's Inn and is on the Bar Council Conditional Fee Panel (which he formerly chaired). He was involved in the drafting of the original APIL/PIBA Conditional Fee Agreement.
He also sits as a Recorder trying both criminal, civil and family cases and in 2004 he was appointed to chair Mental Health Review Tribunals.