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Zoe Leventhal QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 4 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022

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Administrative & Public Law - London (Bar)

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Zoe Leventhal QC
Zoe Leventhal is involved in substantial public law challenges surrounding welfare reform and social justice. She is adept at representing claimants, interveners and defendants in judicial review, and is skilled across a wide range of subjects within public law. She has handled challenges involving social security, healthcare and environmental law.
Strengths: "She is a really excellent barrister to lead a case: she is attuned to the strengths of her team and has a really good strategic vision." "She works hard and advocates effectively for her clients."
Recent work: Acted for the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care before the High Court and Court of Appeal in a major challenge to the government's pandemic restrictions.
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Civil Liberties & Human Rights - London (Bar)

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Zoe Leventhal QC
Zoe Leventhal is regularly instructed in high-profile matters in the human rights field. She displays a particular flair for environmental, planning, social security and EU law, and has additional expertise in welfare benefits law, as well as health and community care matters. She has experience in appearing before the Supreme Court and regularly acts for both claimants and the government.
Strengths: "Zoe is a talented and erudite advocate. She is ferocious when she needs to be and restrained when necessary." "She is a smart and thoughtful barrister." "She is very hard-working and really good to talk to and bounce ideas off."
Recent work: Appeared in Dolan v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, a challenge to ‘lockdown’ measures on human rights and vires grounds.
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Environment - London (Bar)

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Zoe Leventhal QC
Well-regarded barrister handling challenging environmental cases, particularly judicial reviews. She has recently been involved in matters relating to wildlife, animal testing and residential development. She acts for individual claimants, campaigners and regulators, among others.
Strengths: "She is very astute and very quick at grasping legal issues."
Recent work: Acted for the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care in a challenge to the government’s international travel regulations by three major airlines on proportionality and human rights grounds.
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Community Care - London (Bar)

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Zoe Leventhal QC
Zoe Leventhal acts in a wide range of community care cases, and is particularly strong on immigration, healthcare and welfare benefits issues. She is frequently involved in high-profile litigation and is noted for her crossover human rights expertise. 
Strengths: "Zoe is really thoughtful and writes eloquent submissions." "Zoe is very thorough and has good judgement."
Recent work: Acted on behalf of a young woman with Down’s syndrome in a challenge to care charges imposed on disabled people for their care under the Care Act 2014.
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