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Public Law

Public Law

Our expertise in public law is wide-ranging and highly regarded. We have been described by Chambers & Partners as “outstanding”. Public law challenges have been one of the foundations of our practice since our establishment in 2000. Our team has an exceptional reputation in all areas of public law and our members are regularly instructed in high profile and complex judicial reviews and public law considerations in other cases.

We draw upon expertise in several different areas, including human rights, immigration, commercial law, EU law, criminal law and environmental law. This means we can provide a team of experts for each case and cover a full range of public law matters. In 2015 we were named Administrative & Public Law Team of the year by Chambers & Partners.

We are committed to publicly funded work, as well as privately funded and public interest litigation, as set out in our core values.

Commercial public law expertise

We have a strong reputation in commercial public law. Specialist expertise comes from our EU and competition team, who can advise and act for clients in cases related to commercial regulation, public procurement and judicial review on behalf of companies. We also have experience in a number of related EU law areas, including the free movement regimes, employment and data protection.


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Nick Armstrong
Called: 2001 Solicitor: 1998
Alex Bailin QC
Called: 1995 Silk: 2010
Christopher Brown
Called: 2002 Called: 2018 (Ireland)
Joanna Buckley
Called: 2011
Michelle Butler
Called: 2007 Solicitor: 2002
Chris Buttler QC
Called: 2004 Silk: 2021
Prof. Christine Chinkin
Called: 2003
Ayesha Christie
Called: 2014
Kate Cook
Called: 1990
Edward Craven
Called: 2007
Claire Darwin
Called: 2005 Called: 2018 (Ireland)
Anita Davies
Called: 2011
Raj Desai
Called: 2010 Solicitor: 2007
Prof. Zachary Douglas QC
Called: 2006 Silk: 2015
Catrin Evans QC
Called: 1994 Silk: 2016
Emma Foubister
Called: 2016
Danny Friedman QC
Called: 1996 Silk: 2013 Called: 2001 (Northern Ireland)
Prof. Conor Gearty QC (Hon)
Called: 1995 Silk: 2021
Nicholas Gibson
Called: 2009, Called: 2020 (Ireland) Solicitor: 2004
Tom Gillie
Called: 2013
Jonathan Glasson QC
Called: 1996 Silk: 2013
Mark Greaves
Called: 2016
Sarah Hannett QC
Called: 2003 Silk: 2021
Ian Helme
Called: 2005
Richard Hermer QC
Called: 1993 Silk 2009
Raza Husain QC
Called: 1993 Silk: 2010
Darryl Hutcheon
Called: 2014
Florence Iveson
Called: 2012
Tamara Jaber
Called: 2013
Jessica Jones
Called: 2013
Phillippa Kaufmann QC
Called: 1991 Silk: 2011
Janet Kentridge
Called: 1999
Samantha Knights QC
Called: 1996 Silk: 2018
Helen Law
Called: 2005
Zoë Leventhal
Called: 2002
Rachel Logan
Called: 2008
Sara Mansoori
Called: 1997
Prof. Jonathan H. Marks
Called: 1992
Zoe McCallum
Called: 2016
Gavin Millar QC
Called: 1981 Silk: 2000 Called: 2010 (Northern Ireland)
Eleni Mitrophanous QC
Called: 1999 Silk 2020
Karon Monaghan QC
Called: 1989 Silk: 2008
Clare Montgomery QC
Called: 1980 Silk: 1996 Called: 2001 (Northern Ireland)
Helen Mountfield QC
Called: 1991 Silk: 2010
Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh
Called: 2005 (England and Wales); 2013 (Northern Ireland); 2017 (Ireland)
Aidan O’Neill QC (Scot) QC
Called: 1996 Silk: 1999
Tim Owen QC
Called: 1983 Silk: 2000
Mathew Purchase QC
Called: 2002 Silk: 2021
Nathan Roberts
Called: 2014
Matthew Ryder QC
Called: 1992 Silk: 2010
Ben Silverstone
Called: 2009
Jessica Simor QC
Called: 1992 Silk: 2013
Paul Skinner
Called: 2010
Hugh Southey QC
Called: 1996 Silk: 2010 Called: 2010 (Northern Ireland)
Dan Squires QC
Called: 1998 Silk: 2016
James Stansfeld
Called: 2008
Mark Summers QC
Called: 1996 Silk: 2014
Rhodri Thompson QC
Called: 1989 Silk: 2002
Hugh Tomlinson QC
Called: 1983 Silk: 2002
Prof. Takis Tridimas
Called: 2000
Guy Vassall-Adams QC
Called: 2000 Silk: 2016
Adrian Waterman QC
Called: 1988 Silk: 2006
Antony White QC
Called: 1983 (England & Wales) Silk: 2001 Called: 2016 (Northern Ireland)
Aidan Wills
Called: 2015
David Wolfe QC
Barrister since: 1992