Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Administrative & Public Law Department

UK-wide
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What the team is known for Maintains a varied practice covering contentious and non-contentious administrative and public law instructions. Acts on behalf of claimants and defendants in judicial review proceedings, statutory appeals and procurement challenges. Advises on local authority powers, service delivery and governance. Particularly well versed in public law challenges involving planning. Continued activity advising public bodies in relation to Brexit and local devolution.

Strengths An interviewee remarks: "They are a firm that are big enough, but not too big, to do things efficiently and well. They look after clients' interests."

Work highlights Advising TAG Farnborough Airport in a judicial review challenge by Lasham Gliding Society to the decision by the Civil Aviation Authority to approve TAG's airspace change proposal for the airspace above Farnborough Airport.

Notable practitioners


Helen Randall
is well known for acting on behalf of local authorities, private companies and public sector organisations on a range of matters, including procurement, vires and outsourcing.


Lucy James
acts for a wide variety of clients on a range of administrative and public law matters, including procurement, regulatory disputes and judicial reviews. An interviewee says:"She is very good at being a calming voice. She is very measured, very astute and a joy to work with." Another source adds: "She is very organised, very thorough and meticulous."