Local Government and Judicial Review

"The members of Exchange Chambers have substantial expertise handling judicial review claims"

The Legal 500 2024

Our public law and judicial review team are dedicated to ensuring that the interests of individuals, companies and regulated bodies are recognised and protected.

Our barristers are instructed across a wide spectrum of public law cases. We also offer both broad and highly specific experience in judicial review claims before the Administrative Court. Our Counsel appear in public law matters across a range of courts and tribunals.

Acting for both claimants and defendants, our clients include government departments, local authorities, regulated bodies, health authorities, care trusts, private care providers, companies and private litigants. We undertake both public and privately funded work.

Our experience extends to:

  • Civil liberties
  • Community care
  • Education
  • Human rights, especially covering ECHR Articles 8 and 10
  • Immigration (and related issues such as detention and citizenship)
  • Inquests
  • Licensing
  • Local government issues
  • Mental health
  • Police and prison law
  • Public inquiries
  • Revenue and tax
  • Social housing
  • Social security law
  • Transport

Seventeen members of Chambers are appointed to the Attorney General’s Panel Of Counsel while Louis Browne KC is also on the GLD’s list of King’s Counsel. Many of our juniors and silks appear in high profile litigation for the Crown, and many of our barristers have acted in some of the leading cases in education, local authority powers, immigration and social housing.

Our knowledge in this area is enhanced by the multi-disciplinary nature of Chambers, as members of the team draw on their expertise in other disciplines, particularly commercial regulatory, inquests and personal injury.


What the Directories Say

“Exchange Chambers’ members have substantial expertise in handling judicial review claims before the Administrative Court”
Tier 2 Leading Set – Administrative And Public Law (Including Civil Liberties And Human Rights), (Northern Circuit), The Legal 500 2024

The Team