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Public Law


Our team has an exceptional reputation in all areas of public law and our lawyers are regularly instructed in high profile and complex 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. We represent a wide range of clients, including government departments, local authorities, private sector organisations, individuals and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Specialist expertise comes from our 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.

Recommended individuals include the UN Special Rapporteur for Counter Terrorism and Human Rights, Ben Emmerson QC, in addition to Alex Bailin QC, Raza Husain QC, Clare Montgomery QC, David Wolfe QC, Tim Owen QC, Julian Knowles QC, Rhodri Thompson QC, Jessica Simor QC, Danny Friedman QC, Aidan O’Neill QC, Karon Monaghan QC, Hugh Southey QC, Phillippa Kaufmann QC, Helen Mountfield QC, Richard Hermer QC, Chris Buttler, Mathew Purchase, Alison Macdonald, Nick Armstrong and Daniel Squires.

We are committed to publicly funded work, as well as privately funded and public interest litigation.

Our lawyers in this area

  • Nick Armstrong Nick Armstrong
    Called: 2001
  • Alex Bailin QC Alex Bailin QC
    Called: 1995 Silk: 2010 CV
  • Christopher Brown Christopher Brown
    Called: 2002 CV
  • Joanna Buckley Joanna Buckley
    Called: 2011
  • Michelle Butler Michelle Butler
    Called: 2007
  • Chris Buttler Chris Buttler
    Called: 2004
  • Professor Christine Chinkin Prof Christine Chinkin
    Called: 2003
  • Ayesha Christie Ayesha Christie
    Called: 2014
  • Kate Cook Kate Cook
    Called: 1990
  • Edward Craven
    Called: 2007 CV
  • Claire Darwin Claire Darwin
    Called: 2005
  • Anita Davies Anita Davies
    Called: 2011
  • Raj Desai Raj Desai
    Called: 2010
  • Catrin Evans QC
    Called: 1994 Silk: 2016
  • Friedman_D_2017 Danny Friedman QC
    Called: 1996 Silk: 2013
  • Professor Conor Gearty Prof Conor Gearty
    Called: 1995 CV
  • Nicholas Gibson Nicholas Gibson
    Called: 2009 CV
  • Jonathan Glasson QC Jonathan Glasson QC
    Called: 1996 Silk: 2013 CV
  • Sarah Hannett Sarah Hannett
    Called: 2003
  • Richard Hermer QC Richard Hermer QC
    Called: 1993 Silk: 2009
  • Anthony Hudson QC
    Called: 1996 Silk: 2015
  • Raza Husain QC Raza Husain QC
    Called: 1993 Silk: 2010
  • Darryl Hutcheon Darryl Hutcheon
    Called: 2014
  • Tamara Jaber
    Called: 2013
  • Sir Paul Jenkins QC (Hon) Sir Paul Jenkins QC (Hon)
    Call: 1977 Silk (Hon): 2009 CV
  • Jessica Jones Jessica Jones
    Called: 2013
  • Phillippa Kaufmann QC Phillippa Kaufmann QC
    Called: 1991 Silk: 2011
  • Janet Kentridge Janet Kentridge
    Called: 1999
  • Samantha Knights Samantha Knights QC
    Called: 1996 Silk: 2018 CV
  • James Laddie QC James Laddie QC
    Called: 1997 Silk: 2012
  • Helen Law
    Called: 2005
  • Thomas Linden Thomas Linden QC
    Called: 1989 Silk: 2006
  • Rachel Logan Rachel Logan
    Called: 2008
  • Alison Macdonald Alison Macdonald QC
    Called: 2000 Silk: 2017 CV
  • Sara Mansoori
    Called: 1997
  • Eleni Mitrophanous Eleni Mitrophanous
    Called: 1999
  • Karon Monaghan QC Karon Monaghan QC
    Called: 1989 Silk: 2008
  • Claire Montgomery QC Clare Montgomery QC
    Called: 1980 Silk: 1996 CV
  • Professor Gillian Morris Prof Gillian Morris
    Called: 1997 CV
  • Helen Mountfield QC Helen Mountfield QC
    Called: 1991 Silk: 2010 CV
  • Blinne Ni Ghralaigh Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh
    Called: 2005 (England & Wales) 2013 (Belfast) 2017 (Ireland) CV
  • Tim Owen QC Tim Owen QC
    Called: 1983 Silk: 2000
  • Mathew Purchase
    Called: 2002
  • Matthew Ryder QC Matthew Ryder QC
    Called: 1992 Silk: 2010
  • Professor Philippe Sands QC Prof Philippe Sands QC
    Called: 1985 Silk: 2003 CV
  • Ben Silverstone Ben Silverstone
    Called: 2009
  • Jessica Simor QC Jessica Simor QC
    Called: 1992 Silk: 2013 CV
  • Kirsten Sjovoll Kirsten Sjøvoll
    Called: 2012
  • Hugh Southey QC Hugh Southey QC
    Called: 1996 Silk: 2010 CV
  • Dan Squires Daniel Squires QC
    Called: 1998 Silk: 2016
  • Mark Summers QC Mark Summers QC
    Called: 1996 Silk: 2014 CV
  • Rhodri Thompson QC Rhodri Thompson QC
    Called: 1989 Silk: 2002
  • Hugh Tomlinson QC Hugh Tomlinson QC
    Called: 1983 Silk: 2002
  • Professor Takis Tridimas Prof Takis Tridimas
    Called: 2000
  • Guy Vassall-Adams Guy Vassall-Adams QC
    Called: 2000 Silk: 2016
  • Angeline Welsh Angeline Welsh
    Called (England & Wales; Belize): 2015
  • Antony White QC Antony White QC
    Called: 1983 (England & Wales) Silk: 2001 Called: 2016 (Northern Ireland)
  • David Wolfe QC
    Barrister since: 1992
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