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Madden & Finucane

Administrative & Public Law

1 ranked lawyersBand 2Northern IrelandUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Well-regarded team with extensive expertise in administrative and public law matters. Regularly represents claimants and other public bodies. Particular strengths in public inquiries and judicial reviews relating to police and prisoners' rights. Also handles legacy and human rights-related issues.

Strengths

A source says: "There are some very good public lawyers there who have good experience in big cases."

Notable practitioners

Ferghal Shiels frequently represents clients in judicial review and human rights issues. He also acts on behalf of bereaved families in high-profile public inquiries and inquests. "He is a very good public lawyer," says a source, adding: "He's done some of the biggest cases here; he's a brilliant lawyer."

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Northern Ireland

Administrative & Public Law


Fearghál Shiels
Band 3