Our members undertake a broad range of this work for both Claimants and Defendants.

Our work covers public law and human rights challenges in fields such as:

  • Health and mental health
  • Immigration, asylum and terrorism
  • Environmental judicial review
  • Fair trial rights and prisons
  • Local authorities and education
  • Inquests
  • Data protection and freedom of information
  • Military law
  • Regulatory proceedings
  • VAT

We are well represented on the Attorney General’s panels of Treasury Counsel and a number of our members act as Special Advocates in Control Order and SIAC cases. Members of chambers have also acted against the Government for Claimants and Human Rights organisations such as Liberty and Justice. For more information about our members with Developed Vetted Security Clearance, please contact our clerks.

1 Crown Office Row is renowned for handling a variety of public law matters on behalf of central government, and for handling an increasing number of cases on behalf of claimants.

“Leading public law set” 1 Crown Office Row is home to a “lot of good juniors,” according to Legal 500 2022, who describe our chambers as “a very good and strong set.” “Clerks are business like, yet pleasant, efficient and reliable.”

“Best known in this area for its barristers’ deft handling of cases with national security elements, in the role of special advocate. This work sees them acting in prominent judicial reviews involving immigration law, criminal justice and counter-extremism. The set also possesses considerable public law expertise in various issues outside this niche, including healthcare provision and regulation, prisoners’ rights, and the conduct of public inquiries. Members tend to act for the government in these cases.” Chambers & Partners 2021

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