R(Gallaher) v Competition and Markets Authority and the Search for the Principle of Equal Treatment
Legal 500 UK, 2017
Whether you are an individual, senior professional, corporation, business group, charity or pressure group, a judicial review can be a powerful way of insisting a public body changes its course or, at the very least, reviews and explains its actions.
Known for our notable strengths in judicial review litigation and our incisive and pragmatic advice, the team is involved in many leading cases, and listed in The Lawyers’ Top 20 Cases of 2015, for acting on behalf of the Financial Conduct Authority, in a ground breaking challenge by Rosneft to sanctions imposed against Russia.
We understand that decisions made by government and public bodies have far reaching and serious commercial, financial, organisational or personal consequences, and that it is vital they are correctly made. When things go wrong, we can help you consider or make a judicial review claim to ensure such decisions are fair, lawful and rational, and do not infringe on EU treaty or human rights.
As one of the few dedicated public law teams in the City, we know the ins and outs of bringing or defending a claim. We work with you from the beginning to quickly identify the core issues and gain an insight into your key concerns, allowing us to deliver clear, focussed and commercially driven advice and management of your case.
We can also help you if you are a regulator or public body, facing the scrutiny of judicial review. Our team’s experience of working for central government and statutory regulators means we also have a clear understanding of the wider context in which decisions are made, together with the broader impact of a claim on the organisation.
The team is led by Adam Chapman, formerly head of one of the judicial review litigation teams at the Treasury Solicitor’s Department, and who continues to be consistently recognised as a leader in his field.
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Sources praise the group's abilities in 'sensitive, high-profile, politically inflected work' and attest that 'what is really refreshing is their commitment to their clients and the care they take'..."
Chambers UK, A Clients Guide to the UK Legal Profession
A real diversity of work. They benefit from experience acting for individuals, companies and public bodies, which gives them a depth and gravitas that sets them apart. Also, they are very friendly and down to earth individuals."
Chambers UK, A Clients Guide to the UK Legal Profession, 2017
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