Public Law

Owain has a broad public law practice which encompasses public inquiries and judicial review challenges in all areas of his practice, including tax. He has experience of regulatory challenges in the healthcare sector e.g challenges to disciplinary decisions by the GMC or the management of performance lists and also more broadly, e.g. challenges to the language requirements for doctors based on EU law. He has particular expertise in criminal injuries compensation cases involving judicial review in the Upper Tribunal and above.

Selected Cases

  • Hutton and others v Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority [2016] EWCA Civ 1305: succeeded in a judicial review claim for the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority on time limits for historic claims for compensation
  • Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry (2010-2012): Counsel for the NHSLA.
  • Redfern Inquiry (2007-2008): Into Nuclear Industry (representing BNFL
  • The Alder Hey Inquiry into the Removal and Retention of Organs: Junior Counsel for the Alder Hey.
  • Independent Inquiry into the Conduct and Performance of Richard Neale (2003): Junior Counsel to the Inquiry instructed by the Department of Health. Chairman Susan Matthews QC.
  • R (Hutton and others) v FTT and CICA [2016] EWCA Civ 1305: case concerning time limits for applications for compensation for historic crimes.
  • R (Tene) v Health Education England (2014): Judicial Review of language requirements for doctors in training.
  • R (Gibson) v GMC (2014): Judicial Review of GMC Registrars decision to convene review hearing.
  • Dr N v Warrington PCT [2012] UKUT 179 (AAC): Article 9 challenge to removal of doctor from performers list for introducing religious content to consultations.
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