Public law

We regularly advise clients on a variety of public law and human rights issues. This includes:

  • advising and appearing on public law-related issues at all levels, including the Supreme Court
  • advising and appearing on human rights and Bill of Rights cases, including large-scale High Court litigation seeking declarations and compensation
  • undertaking judicial review proceedings
  • advising public bodies in relation to their public law obligations in areas such as privacy, compliance with statutory functions and meeting their human rights obligations
  • assisting public bodies with the drafting of internal and external procedures and policies
  • advising and representing public bodies on health law issues.

The types of cases we're involved in include:

  • appearing before the full court of the Court of Appeal on the leading case on the test to be applied to determine whether an intellectually disabled person can be held under a compulsory order
  • a High Court case alleging wrongful detention and mistreatment of mentally impaired offenders where they are seeking declarations and compensation for breach of the Bill of Rights
  • judicial review proceedings relating to the lawfulness of a decision to revoke a taxi licence.