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Littleton barristers have extensive experience acting in judicial review cases. Cases frequently arise in discrimination, pensions, education (including higher education), professional discipline, EU law, sports, immigration (including business immigration) and medical fields.  Some of our barristers have special expertise in cases which overlap with our core areas of expertise in the employment, commercial and regulatory/disciplinary fields. 

Our recent cases include:

  • McCarthy v Visitors to the Inns of Court [2015] EWCA Civ 12: challenge to the fairness of a professional disciplinary hearing. Hearing unfair and in breach of Article 6 ECHR due to material non discslosure by regulator 
  • R(Aspinall) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2014] EWHC 4134 (Admin): public sector equality duty judicial review of the decision to close the Independent Living Fund
  • R(BAPIO) v Royal College of General Practitioners [2014] EWHC 1416 (Admin): challenge to the lawfulness of the Clinical Assessment for General Practitioners
  • R(MM) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2014] 1 WLR 1716: Judicial review under the Equality Act 2010 claiming that the system for assessing eligibility for Employment and Support Allowance discriminated against people with mental health disabilities
  • R (G) v Governors of X School [2012] 1 AC 167: Article 6 ECHR and employment law. Whether a teaching assistant could require an internal employment disciplinary hearing to permit him legal representation. Intersection of employment law with Independent Safeguarding Authority’s listing and barring regime and jurisdiction of the Upper Tribunal
  • R (Peel) v Health and Safety Executive [2013] EWHC 1012 (Admin): Whether the HSE had a duty to consult under the Aarhus Convention, under EU law or under domestic public law on safety reports under the COMAH Regulations.



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