Public Law & Judicial Review
Our multi-disciplinary Public Law & Judicial Review Group fearlessly represents individuals against the unlawful exercise of power in the areas of immigration, housing, community care, education, crime, and prison law.
In demystifying this often underused but vital remedy, we are able to offer assistance at all stages in proceedings - from advising on the merits of an application for JR, to preparing grounds and providing high quality representation.
Examples of the judicial review challenges brought by members of the team include:
- Crime: decisions of the CPS (e.g. to prosecute young people), the Magistrates' Court, and the Crown Court (e.g. to refuse/revoke bail).
- Police: decisions to caution where there is insufficient evidence to bring a prosecution; to disclose information; to record a crime and “detect” an individual as responsible; and decisions of the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
- Immigration: decisions of the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Entry Clearance Officers, the First Tier Tribunal, and the Upper Tribunal; decisions to remove, to reject applications as “fresh claims”, and to refuse permission to appeal; actions for unlawful detention.
- Parole Board: decisions to refuse parole or an oral hearing.
- Education: decisions on admissions, exclusions and provision for special educational needs.
Members of the team