Our Specialist Litigation Team handle numerous cases each year involving Public Law litigation against public authorities. We have advised on and conducted key Judicial Review cases against Government, against Local Authorities, against Tribunals, and other public authorities such as the Home Office, the UK Border Agency, OFCOM, the International Monitoring Commission (the ceasefire watchdog in Northern Ireland) and the Northern Ireland Parades Commission etc.
Examples of the clients we have represented in Judicial Review proceedings are: the Member of Parliament, Conor Murphy MP; the British Army Gurkhas (in fact we created and ran the Gurkha Justice campaign alongside the actress Joanna Lumley); the radio presenter, Jon Gaunt, etc.
We can help individuals, charities, companies and organisations bring Judicial Review challenges based on claims of unfairness, apparent bias, procedural irregularities, a failure to follow stated policies, a failure to give adequate reasons, or because a public body has made an “unreasonable” decision. Our specialist knowledge in human rights law also means that we can deploy human rights arguments in most Judicial Review cases.
We have a leading reputation for our Public Law Judicial Review work and can often bring novel arguments and legal strategies to clients’ legal problems.