Deighton Pierce Glynn Shortlisted for Legal 500 Firm of the Year Award

Deighton Pierce Glynn has been shortlisted by the Legal 500 for the specialism firm of the year award. The recognition for our client’s administrative and public law cases highlights the importance of this area of law in holding the executive to account at a time when Legal Aid has been strained and judicial review is at risk of being limited.

Deighton Pierce Glynn achieved top rankings in the Legal 500 Directory for its work in administrative and public law, human rights & civil liberties and housing.

Deighton Pierce Glynn has  one of the largest public law departments in the UK and our team has continued to represent some of the most vulnerable people in society, as well as acting for numerous NGOs and charities such as the Good Law Project, ECPAT UK, Big Brother Watch, Open Rights Group, English PEN, Amnesty International,  Human Rights Watch and Rights Watch UK.

These types of claims would often not be possible without the ability to access Legal Aid for judicial review claims which hold public authorities and government to account. Here are some examples of what our clients have been able to achieve through administrative and public law claims over the past year:

High Court has ruled that Kingston Council is liable to local authority tenants for water overcharges dating back to 1 April 2002

Metropolitan Police agree to delete information relating to a referral of a primary school age child under the government’s PREVENT programme

High Court declares trafficking policy unlawful

Rail regulator agrees to re-think new guidance on accessible rail replacement buses

Stronger safeguards following legal challenge to PAVA in prisons

Court of Appeal: UK decision to licence arms exports to Saudi Arabia unlawful

Detention Centre Abuse Victims win battle against the Home Office for effective Public Inquiry

Another Blow to Theresa May’s Hostile Environment

Electoral Commission Found to have got the Law Wrong in EU Referendum

The above victories which have had a profound impact on the lives of vulnerable individuals could not have been achieved without the existence of judicial review. Deighton Pierce Glynn are therefore very concerned at attempts to limit judicial review claims which have become one of the few legal avenues available to hold the executive to account.