Our firm is a recognised leader in advising clients from both the public and commercial sectors on all aspects of public law.
Lawyers in all departments of our firm advise on public law issues, including on governance issues, collaborative arrangements, trading powers, licensing (including prosecutions), freedom of information, human rights and vires.
With many of our lawyers coming from public sector backgrounds, we have the expertise to deal with all these issues authoritatively.
- Promoting all London Local Authorities Acts for the London Boroughs (inc. bills promoted jointly with TfL), which included important provisions, a number of which have been taken up by the government on a national basis.
- Promoting Acts for local authorities to enable them to close highways for filming, and to deal with street trading.
- Acting for the returning officer in an election petition which challenged the election of the mayor of Tower Hamlets in 2014.
- Advising health charities, local authorities and pressure groups on tobacco control legislation.
- Advising the tri-boroughs on structures for its intelligent client model.
- Assisting a large county council with an investigation into a member’s conduct.
- Advising Essex County Council on its powers to trade and trading structures.
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Judicial Review – No Exemption from NHS Charges for Overseas Visitors in Human Rights Based Application for Leave to Remain
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