Public Law

Gideon is developing a varied practice in public law and human rights.

Gideon was instructed by HMRC in an appeal to the First-Tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) relating to authorisation under the WOWGR legislation (Whittalls Wines Limited and Another v HMRC [2018] UKFTT 0036(TC)). He was led by Stephen Nathan QC and Isabel McArdle.

He is also currently instructed by the Coroner in the Inquest into the Birmingham Pub Bombings (1974), and appeared as junior counsel in the Court of Appeal in Coroner for the Birmingham Inquests (1974) v Hambleton and others [2018] EWCA Civ 2081. He is currently instructed as junior counsel to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), working on the Accountability and Reparations investigation. Gideon has a particular interest in major inquests and inquiries into historical and contemporary events.

Gideon has been instructed on immigration judicial review claims, unlawful detention, claims relating to discrimination in prisons and articles 2, 3 and 8 ECHR matters. He has worked on unlawful detention claims, claims against the police and claims involving breaches of confidentiality, privacy and data protection. Gideon is keen to expand his practice across a range of public law matters, spanning immigration law, data protection / cybersecurity and tax.

He has added to a wealth of experience gained during pupillage in which Gideon assisted in judicial review claims in respect of deaths in custody, immigration appeals and a number of article 8 challenges. He also worked on group litigation touching on private and public international law, conflict of laws, jurisdictional disputes and claims for breaches of A1P1 in environmental law.

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