PUBLIC LAW

Overview

Our public law team covers work pertaining to education, prisons, inquests, inquiries, and judicial review. Much of our work in this area is widely publicised by the media, for example, the independent Inquiry into child sex abuse, which is ongoing, and the Saville Inquiry. Our members have contributed to the leading texts in these fields, including judicial review and Statement of Special Educational Needs, and lecture routinely to a diverse audience.

In education matters we not only act in school exclusion cases but also act and advise in cases where a child may not have secured a place at their chosen school. In Prison law are members are well versed in Parole Board Hearings and seeking judicial review in respect of a prisoner’s categorisation. Our members bring discretion and sensitivity to all cases, often dealing with tragic circumstances including deaths in custody and fatal accidents. We regularly act for victim’s families, hospital trusts and other statutory bodies at Coroner’s inquests which are often Article 2 ECHR Jury Inquests where our Members utilised their broad experience in a number of different arenas. In Judicial Review, the circumstances in which once wishes to challenge a public body can be vast; the public team however are well placed to deal with such matters.