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Administrative and Public Law

Helping clients navigate the rising tide of public law


Commercial and regulated industries are faced with an increasingly complex landscape of public sector law and governance, resulting in more contentious and non-contentious issues arising which require specialist advice.

We have an unrivalled track record helping claimants, defendants, interested parties or intervening third parties in administrative and public law issues across a variety of proceedings, including judicial review, tribunal proceedings, governmental and other inquiries, disciplinary proceedings involving public bodies and statutory appeal work.

We use our breadth of experience in domestic law and European Convention on Human Rights matters, environmental regulation, freedom of information legislation across multiple jurisdictions to assure the best results for our clients.

When acting in litigation for the private sector, we deal with the substantive legal issues involved in government regulation and decision making within a legal and strategic framework. This preserves ongoing relationships with government and other public bodies important to our clients’ businesses.

Recent Experience

BAA Limited

Advising in relation to a judicial review by easyJet of the Civil Aviation Authority’s decision on a price cap at Gatwick Airport

EDF Energy and its subsidiary NNB

Acting for the interested party successfully supporting the UK Secretary of State's decision concerning a nuclear power station in judicial review proceedings brought by the National Trust for Ireland (at both first instance and the Court of Appeal) relating to the EU law consultation requirements

Gunns Ltd

Advising in the defence of development authorisations granted by the Australian Federal Minister for Environment and Heritage in connection with the development of the Bell Bay Pulp Mill in Tasmania


Acting in the successful defence of a judicial review concerning KPMG's independent review of a UK bank following allegations of failings in the sale of Interest Rate Hedging Products


Advising in relation to a series of cases involving constitutional and competition issues concerning wagering licences purchased from State governments in Australia

Virgin Trains

Advising its successful challenge of the Department for Transport in relation to the West Coast Mainline franchise

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Competition, Regulation and Trade

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