The barristers within this team have broad experience in all aspects of administrative law and judicial review. We act for claimants, public authorities and other defendants. This level of experience ensures the smooth running of cases, achieving the best possible outcome for the client.
The team of judicial review and public law barristers have particular expertise in areas of public law which relate to criminal process. This includes regular instruction in the area of prison law on issues arising in relation to judicial review and human rights claims, adjudications, parole board hearings, civil actions against the detaining authorities, discrimination claims, inquests, data protection, freedom of information, clinical negligence and personal injury claims, and public inquiries.
The related judicial review work involves the full range of decision making issues arising within the prison estate including categorisation, parole, ROTLs, offending behaviour work, closed visits, transfers within and out of prison, for example, to hospitals and resettlement.
Our barristers are also regularly instructed in cases dealing with challenges to the legality of police search warrants, arrest, detention and search and seizure.
The judicial review and public law barristers also represent parties in civil actions against the police and other institutional bodies for false imprisonment, assault, malicious prosecution, misfeasance in public office and other abuses of power. This work ranges from High Court and County Court damages claims against the police, as well as appellate work and related judicial review claims.
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