Judicial Review

Our specialist team of criminal barristers at Linenhall Chambers provides expert guidance, advice and representation, including both written and oral advocacy, in relation to judicial review in criminal cases involving challenges to the decisions of public bodies and in relation to public and administrative law.

Linenhall Chambers highly experienced team of barristers acts on behalf of public authorities such as the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and other organisations involved in criminal law enforcement such as the Parole Board and Prison Service, as well as on behalf of individual claimants and defendants in this highly specialised area of law.

Our extensive team of barristers have a proven track record in judicial review cases and utilise their deep understanding of both the legal process and the law in relation to judicial review where it arises in the course of criminal proceedings.

Their fully rounded experience of acting both for public authorities and individuals means they can utilise their practical and legal understanding of judicial review from all perspectives to provide the best possible guidance to clients.

The team regularly provides advice to clients at an early stage to ensure the right decisions are taken about whether to proceed with judicial review and the best way to maximise the chances of success. This includes careful consideration and advice on the options available to clients including through rights to appeal to the High Court, both through judicial review and appeal by way of case stated where a point of law may be challenged, and where the Magistrates Court offers the option to appeal to the Crown Court.

The barristers at Linenhall Chambers work closely with instructing solicitors on behalf of defendants, helping them to identify the best course of action for their client in this complex area of law carrying highly critical implications for the client being related to potential procedural injustice in public and administrative law.

Counsel provide early guidance, written representation including in relation to the drafting of skeletal arguments which provide a persuasive overview of the argument with reference to case law and the legal point being raised and are often hugely important in the conduct of the case, and through representation at Court.

Linenhall Chambers is able to assist clients across England and Wales, particularly in the North West and North Wales, with judicial review cases.

Our specialists in Judicial Review

Andrew Thomas KC

Year of Call: 1989

Year of Silk: 2008

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Ben Douglas Jones KC

Year of Call: 1998

Year of Silk: 2018

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Jonathan Rees KC

Year of Call: 2000

Year of Silk: 2019

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