Sharpe Pritchard has a national reputation for its judicial review work that has been maintained for many years. Our lawyers have been involved in some of the most significant actions against public authorities.
We are considered the ‘go to’ firm for many public authorities when they require the specialist advice required when judicial reviews are taken out against them, particularly for those authorities for whom it is a rare occurrence.
We guide claimants and defendants through the whole judicial review process, including:
We have very good relationships with the leading sets of public law chambers, instructing them regularly on judicial reviews of all types. We have a particularly strong reputation in planning law cases.
Our clients include local authorities and other public bodies as defendants to judicial review actions, and the full range of clientele including corporate bodies as applicants.
The Queen (on the application of Charles Jones) v English Heritage and others  EWHC 2259 (Admin): a case involving the question of the designation of land as a registered battlefield
The Queen (on the application of Suzanne Couves) v Gravesham Borough Council and others  EWHC 504 (Admin): delegation of powers in planning cases
The Queen (on the application of Oxford Aviation Services Ltd & Another) v Ministry of Defence and Others  EWHC 24 (Admin): Jurisdiction of the Civil Aviation Authority over military airfields which take civilian flights
The Queen (on the application of Cherkley Campaign Ltd) v Mole Valley District Council and Another  EWCA Civ 567: Successful appeal to the Court of Appeal over challenge to planning permission for a golf course and hotel facilities.
"They are very good tacticians, very good at dealing with procedural difficulties as they arise, and have a really deep knowledge of procedure." Chambers UK 2014
Trevor Griffiths is a highly experienced practitioner with a wealth of knowledge of handling judicial reviews and statutory appeals. Clients value his "reassuring, down-to-earth" approach. Chambers UK 2014
Sharpe Pritchard is ‘a well-established and respected player', with expertise advising local authorities in judicial review challenges. Key partner Trevor Griffiths is ‘a stand-out performer, with an encyclopaedic knowledge of practice and procedure'. Legal 500 2014
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