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Heather is a highly sought after junior with experience across the fields of administrative and public law, human rights, local government, regulatory law, professional discipline, information law and data protection. She is regularly instructed in ground-breaking and complex public law litigation and has particular expertise in judicial review claims. Recent public law cases include three cases before the Supreme Court (McDonald v McDonald  UKSC 28, C v Department for Work and Pensions  UKSC 72 and Nottingham City Council v Parr  UKSC 51) and high profile judicial review claims relating to the closure of London police stations (Kohler v Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime  EWHC 1881 (Admin)) and ongoing challenges to the Government’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Heather also has experience advising and acting in regulatory and disciplinary proceedings on behalf of regulated individuals and regulatory bodies and has acted in a number of the leading cases in this sphere, including complex disciplinary hearings and appeals to the High Court. Heather is also a recognised expert in the field of information and data protection law and advises and litigates on behalf of a range of private and public sector clients on FOIA, GDPR, and DPA issues. She has advised and acted in data breach litigation and been instructed in cases before the ECTHR relating to data retention issues.