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Local Government & Public Law

Local Government Law

We act for many local authorities, including the Greater London Authority and most London boroughs, as well as public bodies such as Passenger Transport Executives and Waste Disposal Authorities in relation to powers, finance, procurement, planning, traffic control, local authority contracts, waste and employment.
Our advisory work covers issues such as the rights of access to information held by public bodies under the Local Government Acts and Freedom of Information Act, and advising local government in relation to the regulation of their finances by central government, particularly with regard to capital controls.

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Public & Administrative Law

We act for central government departments, devolved institutions, local authorities and other public and statutory bodies, dealing with judicial review and other matters, both contentious and non–contentious. Advisory work particularly focuses on budgetary and financial matters and the extent of the powers of public bodies in a range of contexts. Members regularly advise central government through their positions as Junior Counsel to the Crown and Senior and Junior Counsel to the Welsh Assembly Government’s Public Law panel. Members have worked on a number of high-profile public inquiries, including the Clapham, Southall and Ladbroke Grove rail inquiries, the Marchioness and Herald of Free Enterprise maritime inquires as well as the Shipman Inquiry, the E-Coli Inquiry and the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

Public Sector

Our Public Law Group covers five key practice areas: judicial review, public procurement, local government, European law and professional discipline. We have been providing advice and representation to the public sector for many years.  The list of clients includes Central Government, the Welsh Assembly Government, most London Boroughs and local authorities nationwide, NHS Trusts, Police and Fire Authorities, Local Authority companies and consortia, Network Rail, registered social landlords, General Medical Council and many other medical and non-medical professional bodies.

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Representative cases

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  • HSE Judicial Review

    HSE Judicial Review

    Successfully represented the Health and Safety Executive (the HSE) in a judicial review challenge to a decision that the HSE was entitled to take into account proprietary research data belonging to one manufacturer (constituting testing of veterbrates) in deciding whether any applicant manufacturers of slug pellets should have regulatory authorisation

  • R (Miller & Others) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2016] EWHC 2768 (Admin) & [2017] UKSC 5

    R (Miller & Others) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2016] EWHC 2768 (Admin) & [2017] UKSC 5

    Representing members of an organization in 18 EU Members States (both in Divisional Court and in Supreme Court) in challenge regarding the Secretary of State’s power to give notification under Article 50 TEU.

Local Government & Public Law Barristers

Richard Mawrey KC
Call: 1964 Silk: 1986

Prashant Popat KC
Call: 1992 Silk: 2008

Professor Sir Alan Dashwood KC
Call: 1969 Silk: 2010

Patrick Green KC
Call: 1990 Silk: 2012

Malcolm Sheehan KC
Call: 1993 Silk: 2015

Andrew Kinnier KC
Call: 1996 Silk: 2018

Henry Warwick KC
Call: 2007 (Solicitor: 2000) Silk: 2020

Adam Heppinstall KC
Call: 1999 Silk: 2021

Tim Green KC
Call: 1996 Silk: 2022

Kathleen Donnelly KC
Call: 2005 Silk: 2023

Julia Smith
Call: 1988

Noel Dilworth
Call: 2001

Nazeer Chowdhury
Call: 2002

Thomas Samuels
Call: 2009

Hannah Curtain
Call: 2010

Chloe Campbell
Call: 2011

George Mallet
Call: 2012

Christopher Adams
Call: 2014

Lia Moses
Call: 2014

Celia Oldham
Call: 2015

Reanne MacKenzie
Call: 2016

Freya Foster
Call: 2017

Jack Castle
Call: 2018

Thomas Mallon
Call: 2019

Douglas Maxwell
Call: 2021

Kate Gardiner
Call: 2022

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