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Local Government Law

Local Government Law

Our Local Government Team brings together experts from several relevant areas of law, including specialists in public law and human rights, education and community care law, environmental and planning law, public procurement and EU law, data protection, freedom of information and election law.

Members are recognised in the directories for their work in administrative and public law, community care, education, local government law, and planning.

Our members act for local authorities, individual claimants and businesses (such as care homes). They deal with all aspects of local authority work, including:

  • All aspects of governance and decision-making,
  • Adult community care (including ordinary residence disputes and cases in the Court of Protection),
  • Children’s services (including education, age assessments, children leaving care and community care services),
  • Procurement and state aid,
  • Cuts to public services (with particular expertise on issues of consultation and the public sector equality duty),
  • Planning and environmental claims,
  • Election petitions.


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Nick Armstrong
Called: 2001 Solicitor: 1998
Kate Cook
Called: 1990
Raj Desai
Called: 2010 Solicitor: 2007
Jonathan Glasson QC
Called: 1996 Silk: 2013
Sarah Hannett QC
Called: 2003 Silk: 2021
Janet Kentridge
Called: 1999
Zoë Leventhal
Called: 2002
Prof. Jonathan H. Marks
Called: 1992
Helen Mountfield QC
Called: 1991 Silk: 2010
Ben Silverstone
Called: 2009
Jessica Simor QC
Called: 1992 Silk: 2013
Paul Skinner
Called: 2010
Dan Squires QC
Called: 1998 Silk: 2016
David Wolfe QC
Barrister since: 1992