KRW Law LLP

Administrative & Public Law Department

Northern Ireland
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What the team is known for Considerable experience representing claimants in domestic and international public law claims, often with a human rights crossover. Adept at judicial reviews and litigation before the ECHR. Also frequently handles actions against the police, unlawful detention claims and major inquests and public inquiries in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK.

Strengths In the words of an impressed source, "they have a huge breadth of work and a very well-earned reputation for being fearless in their approach and fighting their clients' cases to the utmost degree."

According to another commentator, "they have unrivalled commitment and passion in the face of long investigation and judicial review processes. Not many firms would put in that level of commitment."

Work highlights Represented ten relatives of victims of the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings in the inquests into their deaths, including challenging the Coroner's ruling on the scope of the inquests.

Notable practitioners

Kevin Winters is "a leading solicitor who has a superb strategic oversight of a number of the most important public law cases in Northern Ireland," according to a commentator. Sources add that he is "one of the main market leaders" as he is "highly principled, hard-working and determined" and has a "real strategic approach to litigation." He is a leading light in public and coronial law cases and is lauded for his expertise in complex, historic, multi-death inquests.