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Anderson Strathern

Administrative & Public Law

2 ranked lawyersBand 2ScotlandUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Instructed by a wide group of regulators, governmental and non-departmental public bodies, and key clients in the education sector in administrative and public law matters. Notable focus on assisting with data protection and freedom of information policies and appeals. Other key strengths are healthcare regulatory and disciplinary matters. Offers a depth of experience in both contentious and non-contentious work.

Strengths

Sources highlight: "They provide a dedicated and conscientious service to their clients."

One impressed client says: "They have a strong team to meet our requirements. The style of communication and service overall is very positive."

Work highlights

Acted for the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman as intervener in a judicial review concerning a decision of Glasgow City Council regarding the petitioner's son's care services.

Notable practitioners

Catriona Watt has considerable strength advising clients on judicial review challenges and a wide range of public law regulatory matters, with particular expertise in the healthcare sector.
"She is very impressive, and when it comes to professional regulation she is the one." "She is a very capable, established and well-renowned practitioner in the field."

Robert Carr has extensive expertise advising clients on all manner of administrative and public law matters. He is highly sought after for his experience handling judicial review proceedings, often related to health and social care.
"He has in-depth knowledge of the law and a calm ability to give practical insight and pragmatic advice." "He responds quickly and thoroughly, and understands client needs."

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Scotland

Administrative & Public Law


Catriona Watt
Band 2
Robert Carr
Senior Statespeople