We are leading judicial review practitioners, both successfully defending cases for public sector clients and challenging decisions made by administrative bodies.
We are fully au fait with the nuances of creatures of statute, which includes not only the legislative confines of such organisations but also their transparency and financial accountability obligations. Our team provide effective and proactive advice to minimise the unique risks faced by public sector clients, such as the risk of appeal of certain decisions and the risk of judicial review action for ultra vires decisions. We defend and institute judicial review proceedings where appropriate and give pre-proceedings advice on compliance with fair procedures and due process.
In certain circumstances, the ability to judicially review decisions is curtailed, for example, in the areas of planning and environmental law, immigration law, and competition law. The time limits can vary with unique notification requirements and limited right of appeal to the Supreme Court. We provide specialist, reliable and precise advice when time, accuracy and experience are of the essence.
Acting for corporate clients the subject of investigation, we provide robust representation, bolstered with our indepth understanding of such investigations. Where the rights and entitlements of our clients need to be vindicated, it often proves necessary to enlist the assistance of the courts. We advise on the merits and risks of such actions, and provide strong representation where proceedings are initiated.