Chambers has a reputation of excellence in public and administrative law. Members of Chambers appear in all aspects of judicial review and public law work in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. We appear for both claimants and defendants, and are happy to accept instructions in publicly funded as well as private client work.
Members of Chambers have been involved in some of the most high profile cases in recent years, including the Al Sweady public inquiry, the De Menezes, Mark Saunders and 7/7 inquests, the extradition cases of Gary Mckinnon, Gomes, the Natwest Three and the case of Purdy v DPP.
Chambers has particular expertise in judicial reviews raising issues connected with the criminal law, including decisions to prosecute or to discontinue a prosecution, custody time-limits, and the inter-relationship between the criminal law and the European Union.
Our other areas of expertise include:
- Extradition and mutual legal assistance
- Professional regulation
- Prison law and parole
- Immigration (including national security cases)
- Freedom of Information and Data Protection Act requests
- European and international law
- Public inquiries and inquests
- Local authority work
- Civil actions in which a government department is a party
Melanie Cumberland and Rosemary Davidson have been appointed to the Attorney General's Civil Panel and regularly accept instructions to advise and act for public bodies and government departments.