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"The barristers are reliable specialists in their field who provide high quality legal advice and representation. They also understand their clients."

Chambers & Partners

The work we do:

COVID-19 is having a profound effect on the public sector and raises numerous legal issues. Please see our dedicated COVID-19 hub for our barristers’ latest commentary and articles. For further information on COVID-19 or the public sector, please contact our clerks on 0207 269 0300.

We have a long and established reputation in public law, acting for both claimants and defendants in key human rights and judicial review cases, and we appear for claimants and defendants in a diverse range of claims brought against public sector bodies.

We are well represented on the Attorney General’s panels of Treasury Counsel and a number of our members act as Special Advocates. We have appeared in some of the most significant and high-profile litigation brought against the government. Local authorities throughout England and Wales and other public sector bodies also regularly choose to instruct Old Square Chambers.

Members of chambers also act for individual claimants and human rights organisations.

This area can encompass a broad spectrum of the law, and it’s vital to instruct the right barristers. Our work covers public law and human rights challenges in fields such as:

  • Common law damages claims
  • Coronial law
  • Data protection and freedom of information
  • Equality law
  • Human rights
  • Inquests (including Article 2)
  • Judicial review
  • Local authorities and education
  • Medical law
  • Mental health
  • Military law
  • Police, defence and immigration
  • Prisons
  • Public inquiries

Who we act for:

  • Claimants
  • Trade Unions
  • Government departments including the following;
    CICA
    Dept for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
    DWP
    Health, Education and DEFRA
    Ministries of Defence and Justice
    Parole Board
    Police, defence and immigration
    Prison Service
    UKBA

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Key contacts

William Meade

Senior Clerk
William Meade 020 7269 0360 Email

Graham Smith

Deputy Senior Clerk
Graham Smith 020 7269 0357 Email
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Out of hours

William Meade (Senior Clerk)

07970 649 755

or

Graham Smith (Deputy Senior Clerk)

07795 023 532