Public Law

"A cut above the rest."

Legal 500 2020

"Three Raymond Buildings has an acknowledged reputation in extradition and international crime matters, and more generally 'has an outstanding team' which has a great depth of expertise and experience."

Legal 500 2019

"A well-established and highly talented set with some very senior silks and up-and-coming juniors."

Legal 500 2019

Three Raymond Buildings has long had an unrivalled reputation in the field of criminal related public law, for example, two members of chambers recently appeared in the Supreme Court in the judicial review (R(ElGizouli)) arising out of the mutual legal assistance request in connection with El Shafee Elsheikh, the so-called ‘ISIS Beatle’. Two other members of chambers recently acted for Zamira Hajiyeva (the “Harrods Shopper”) in the first Unexplained Wealth Order case.

Members of Chambers appear frequently in judicial review proceedings for both claimants and defendants. We have particular expertise in dealing with applications arising out of all types of arrest, search and seizure warrants, restraint and forfeiture, decisions relating to the investigation of criminal matters, mutual legal assistance, extradition proceedings, inquests and inquiries, and prison welfare.

Our work in the field of licensing means that we also have considerable experience in dealing with applications for judicial review relating to environmental law and licensing applications and we have appeared in many of the leading cases in these areas.

Members of Chambers are regularly instructed by the government in public law matters. In particular, Hugo Keith QC was a member of the “A” Panel of civil Treasury Counsel for 8 years and continues to be instructed by the government in matters of public law.

As members of the “A” panel of civil Treasury Counsel, Clair Dobbin and Ben Watson are instructed in a wide variety of judicial review claims and advise government departments on a range of public law issues.

We appear regularly in inquests as well as claims for judicial review of coroners’ decisions. We are instructed in inquests of all kinds, including those relating to the action or inaction of the police, medical negligence, product liability, industrial disease and fatal workplace accidents.

Find the right barrister

To find the right public law barrister, and to discuss any possible instructions, please contact our clerks on +44 (0)20 7400 6400 or email clerks@3rblaw.com.

Areas of expertise

Elgizouli

The “ISIS Beatle” case

Zamira Hajiyeva

The first Unexplained Wealth Order

Mark Duggan

Judicial review from Mark Duggan inquest

R (Rawlinson and Hunter Trustees) v Central Criminal Court

Leading search warrant judicial review

Unaenergy Group

Judicial review of overseas MLA

R (Williamson) v Sec State Education HL

Corporal punishment / ECHR

Ward v Commissioner of Police for Metropolis HL

Legality of mental health warrants

Ayliffe v DPP HL

War protestors

R (USA) v Bow St

Disclosure in extradition

R (Pereira) v Inner South London Coroner

Judicial review of the De Menezes inquest

Public Law barristers

Queen's Counsel

Colin Nicholls QC

Call: 1957 / QC: 1981

Barrister - Colin Nicholls QC

James Lewis QC

Call: 1987 / QC: 2002

Barrister - James Lewis QC

Simon Farrell QC

Call: 1983 / QC: 2003

Barrister - Simon Farrell QC

Patrick Gibbs QC

Call: 1986 / QC: 2006

Barrister - Patrick Gibbs QC

Helen Malcolm QC

Call: 1986 / QC: 2006

Barrister - Helen Malcolm QC

John Hardy QC

Call: 1988 / QC: 2008

Barrister - John Hardy QC

Stephen Walsh QC

Call: 1983 / QC: 2009

Barrister - Stephen Walsh QC

Hugo Keith QC

Call: 1989 / QC: 2009

Barrister - Hugo Keith QC

Hugh Davies OBE QC

Call: 1990 / QC: 2013

Barrister - Hugh Davies OBE QC

James Hines QC

Call: 1982 / QC: 2015

Barrister - James Hines QC

Richard Wormald QC

Call: 1993 / QC: 2019

Barrister - Richard Wormald QC
Junior Barristers

Saba Naqshbandi

Call: 1996

Barrister - Saba Naqshbandi

Clair Dobbin

Call: 1999

Barrister - Clair Dobbin

Nicholas Yeo

Call: 1999

Barrister - Nicholas Yeo

Sarah Le Fevre

Call: 2001

Barrister - Sarah Le Fevre

Matthew Butt

Call: 2002

Barrister - Matthew Butt

Ben Watson

Call: 2002

Barrister - Ben Watson

Rachel Barnes

Call: 2004

Barrister - Rachel Barnes

Bo-Eun Jung

Call: 2005

Barrister - Bo-Eun Jung

Robert Morris

Call: 2008

Barrister - Robert Morris

Emma Collins

Call: 2008

Barrister - Emma Collins

Heather Oliver

Call: 2010

Barrister - Heather Oliver

Patrick Hill

Call: 2010

Barrister - Patrick Hill

Kitty St Aubyn

Call: 2010

Barrister - Kitty St Aubyn

Reka Hollos

Call: 2014

Barrister - Reka Hollos

Rebecca Hadgett

Call: 2015

Barrister - Rebecca Hadgett

Genevieve Woods

Call: 2016

Barrister - Genevieve Woods

Ciju Puthuppally

Call: 2017

Barrister - Ciju Puthuppally

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