Public Law

Jim has built upon his previous experience as a solicitor involved in high-profile judicial review claims by acting for prisoners seeking to challenge decisions relating to their security categorisation. Since his appointment to the Attorney General’s Panel, he has also receives instructions in defendant judicial review work.

Jim has helped prisoners serving indeterminate sentences to argue that the prison authorities have failed to enable them to demonstrate, at or near the end of their tariff periods, that they are suitable for release or for transfer to open conditions. He appeared as junior counsel in a judicial review relating to the joint enterprise murder conviction of Anthony Davis. Led by Clodagh Bradley KC, Jim acts for a number of fertility clinics in a judicial review challenge to ‘traffic light’ guidance issued by the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority in relation to so-called ‘add-on’ treatments.

He also regularly uses his human rights law experience to inform his approach to cases across his other practice areas.

Jim was instructed in the Undercover Policing Inquiry from 2017, before stepping down in 2020. He was led by Sarabjit Singh KC in Majera, a Supreme Court case relating to the bail powers of immigration tribunals.

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