Public & Regulatory

We understand the public interest.

We act for public bodies and regulators. But we also act for the charities, businesses, campaigning groups and individuals affected by their regimes.

We bring a high level of legal acumen, teamed with a practical understanding of how to best negotiate the issues you are facing. We know that you need strategic advice from a team that knows your world.

Many of our team worked for government departments or in-house for public bodies before joining us. So, we understand the statutory and policy framework and real-world challenges you’re dealing with.

How we help

As we act for regulators and regulated bodies, we see issues from every side and hold public authorities to account whenever we need to.

We’re specialists in judicial reviews. If you’re facing a challenge, we can move quickly – especially in the earliest stages, where we can readily mount claims without involving counsel.

We’ll also advise on:

  • Procedural fairness and human rights issues
  • Sound decision making
  • Regulatory, legislative and policy drafting; including codes of conduct and dispute processes
  • Implementing statutory and regulatory requirements into your processes and procedures
  • Tribunal claims, statutory appeals and inquiries
  • Public sector audit law.

Lessons learned from the judgment on the Michaela School’s “prayer ban”

The Michaela Community Schools Trust has successfully defended its decision to ban prayer rituals for all its pupils as lawful …
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Infected Blood Inquiry: culture change in our public institutions – is it possible?

Seven years after a public inquiry into the scandal was first announced, last week marked the publication of the final …
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Equalities update: consultation on updated NHS constitution reinforcing commitment to “single-sex” wards

The Department of Health and Social Care is currently consulting on proposed changes to the NHS Constitution (“the Constitution”) as …
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Legal Update from the Public Law team: FDA Judicial Review challenge of the Rwanda Act 2024

The Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration Bill) has now been passed by both Houses of Parliament and received Royal …
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“We like their expertise in this area of the law and the way they go above and beyond in understanding our legal concerns and modus operandi. We also like their proactive, joined-up and collaborative approach, and how they can get together a substantial team to deal with pressing matters”

Public & Regulatory, Chambers 2020
Meet our team