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Bevan Brittan LLP

Administrative & Public Law

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What the team is known for

Broad public sector offering with a notable focus on servicing local authorities, regulators and entities within the NHS. Entrusted by applicants and defendants with complex and politically sensitive judicial reviews and procurement challenges. Particularly well-versed in public law disputes involving healthcare and local government law. Also demonstrates particular strength in advising on statutory challenges.

Strengths

A commentator notes: "They're really very good quality; they're incredibly knowledgeable lawyers and their drafting is excellent."

Another source says: "They are very approachable, very pragmatic in the advice they give us and very knowledgeable in the areas that we've instructed them on."

Work highlights

Represented the claimants in litigation issued against Transport for London challenging the procurement for a PFI contract to design, build, finance and maintain the Silvertown Tunnel.

Notable practitioners

Virginia Cooper heads the public and administrative law department. She is highly sought after by NHS trusts, local authorities and regulators for her experience in a variety of public law matters related to judicial review proceedings. "She's patient, very thorough and gets into the detail of the issue," states a source, adding: "Her commitment, enthusiasm and depth of knowledge is fantastic."

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Overview

All public bodies are tasked with making important decisions about the exercise of their public functions. Those decisions (including those of central government, local government, regulators and NHS bodies) often impact directly on people's lives, the rights of citizens and the way in which companies, other public bodies and professions operate. 

Legal issues arising in the context of public law often involve questions of EU Law, statutory and commercial regulation, human rights and public and private international law. We have the experience and blend of skills to deal with this. Whilst the Courts do not interfere lightly with the exercise of a public body's discretion, they will ensure (in appropriate cases) that those decisions are made lawfully. For example, basic procedural rights are complied with, that decisions are rational and that human rights are observed.

Administrative & Public Law Department

Bevan Brittan LLP

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Fleet Place House

2 Fleet Place

Holburn Viaduct

London

Greater London

UK

EC4M 7RF

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Administrative & Public Law


Virginia Cooper
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