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Central & Local Government

Departments of central government and local authorities regularly face legal challenges in the courts by way of judicial review, by individuals, pressure groups, professional associations and companies. Government departments may face challenges to their policies, guidance and regulations.

Local authorities may also face challenges concerning the scope of their duties and powers, community care decisions, education, housing, local byelaws and the vires of their transactions.  Such challenges may additionally involve issues of EU or human rights law.

Our barristers regularly advise and represent both claimants and defendants in relation to these issues.

What the directories say

"The steadily growing success of the set is thanks in no small part to the efficiency of the back office team. The group of clerks here has been described as 'one of the most modern and progressive in the field.' Solicitors praise these chambers for offering add-on features such as training seminars, and for being highly receptive to clients. One instructing solicitor commented: 'I go to them as I know my client will be treated as an equal. The barristers here always ensure that clients understand what is going on.'" 

Chambers UK, 2012

Who we act for

  • Departments of central government
  • Local authorities

Areas of work include:

Contact us

If you need any assistance in any of these areas, please contact a member of our Practice Management Team on +44 20 7242 2523 or e-mail practicemanagementteam@hardwicke.co.uk‚Äč.