Public Law

Leanne’s public law work overlaps with her specialist work and knowledge in the healthcare sector, inquests, mental health, professional discipline and the criminal justice system. She also has significant experience of dealing with disclosure and public interest immunity issues, including in the High Court.

Selected Cases

  • Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v NHS England: Instructed by the Metropolitan Police in a judicial review of publication of NHS England serious incident report that was critical of the police’s use of s136 MHA powers.
  • Advising HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services in relation to a number of public law issues and the inspection regime for police forces.
  • X v Google Inc.: Acting for a police force in a High Court application to vary order for disclosure in the context of a highly sensitive police investigation into serious crime.
  • M v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis: Representing the Metropolitan Police in a judicial review challenge to a police decision not to refer a case to the CPS prior to discontinuing an investigation into a rape allegation.
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