Regulatory advice and judicial review

The Bindmans public law team is filled with exceptional lawyers and is exceptionally well led by Jamie Potter and John Halford. All team members are highly adept at working within the extremely tight deadlines required by public law cases. They have the right support infrastructure to effectively advance public law litigation.

Legal 500 2022 – Administrative and Public Law

The great strengths of Bindmans are their in-depth knowledge of public law, their relationships with specialist lawyers and their ability to advise individuals, organizations and businesses alike. They are fantastic to work with and formidable opponents.

Legal 500 2022 – Administrative and Public Law

They provide truly top notch service and are extremely good at what they do. They are also responsive and flexible.

Chambers and Partners 2022 – Administrative and Public Law

They did an outstanding job on all matters and I would not hesitate to turn to the team for any important public law matter.

Chambers and Partners 2022 – Administrative and Public Law

They have good strategic sense on complex disputes. They are particularly attentive to seeing how the cases fit together and how to arrive at the final result.

Chambers and Partners 2022 – Administrative and Public Law: Traditional Applicant

They have a depth of intelligence and insight that they combine with an ability to advise consistently and logically.

Chambers and Partners 2022 – Administrative and Public Law: Traditional Applicant

They have a very high standard in all areas and they have really fantastic lawyers throughout the firm.

Chambers and Partners 2022 – Administrative and Public Law: Traditional Applicant

Market leaders in public law, demonstrating prowess in defending judicial reviews alongside organizational plaintiffs work to build its notable presence in traditional plaintiff cases.

Chambers and Partners 2021 – Administrative and Public Law

Jamie Potter is applauded by those interviewed as “an extremely talented lawyer”. He co-leads the firm’s public law and human rights team and his expertise encompasses judicial reviews, human rights and public procurement. One interviewee noted, “His combination of warm interpersonal skills and exceptional knowledge of the law sets him apart from many of his peers.” Another source remarks, “He has extensive experience in public law and is without a doubt one of the best lawyers I have ever worked with.”

Chambers and Partners 2021 – Administrative and Public Law

The Bindmans LLP team represents plaintiffs in strategic litigation challenging legislation and government policy, regularly reaching the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court. Clients include people affected by state decisions as well as NGOs. Areas of expertise include access to social assistance, access to justice and access to health care. Also increasingly active on regulatory and commercial public law issues.

Chambers and Partners 2019 – Administrative and Public Law: Traditional Applicant

Peerless artists John Halford and Saimo Chahal QC (Hon), the co-heads of public law and human rights, lead an exceptional team at Bindmans LLP which is considered “London’s go-to firm for any questions public law or regulation”. He supports clients ranging from commercial bodies to NGOs, advocacy groups and individual claimants and responders and offers pro bono assistance. The team is acting for the Law Society in a challenge to legal aid pay cuts for complex Crown Court cases. He is also acting for an individual in the context of a challenge to the directives on the duty of prevention, issued under the law on security and the fight against terrorism concerning the collection and storage of data by the Ministry of Interior concerning suspected extremists. The allegation also challenges the duty of care guidelines for universities.

Legal 500 2018 – Administrative and Public Law

We feel in very good hands. It’s a very strong team. It feels like they are on our side but not ‘yes’ men or women. They are not afraid to challenge us and help us strengthen our position. A dream team.

Chambers and Partners 2018 – Administrative and Public Law: Traditional Applicant

One of Bindmans’ main strengths is his unparalleled reputation in the field of public law. Giving instructions to Bindmans was in itself a demonstration that we were serious about the subject of the complaint.

Chambers and Partners 2018 – Administrative and Public Law: Traditional Applicant

“Head and shoulders above its competitors,” Bindmans LLP is “outstanding” for plaintiff judicial reviews. Public interest litigation and human rights expert Saimo Chahal QC (Hon) – who is “a fine example of the best in the legal profession” – co-leads the practice and recently brought a CrowdJustice for Health (SSH)-funded High Court action against the Secretary of State, Jeremy Hunt, on behalf of Justice for Health and four trustees, who alleged that the SSH failed to specify whether it would impose a contract on doctors in training; the court held that no contract had been imposed on the doctors, stating that they were free to negotiate with their employers. “A legend in his field”, and widely regarded as “the finest plaintiff barrister in the country”, co-practice director John Halford represented the public law project in successfully challenging the former Lord’s decision Chancellor, Chris Grayling, to introduce a “residency test”. ‘, which could have restricted access to legal aid for migrants. Jamie Potter “has excellent experience” and has been retained by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign to file an application for judicial review against the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (SSCLG) over changes to local government pension schemes, which would allegedly prohibit the use of pensions and purchases to divest from companies implicated in Israeli human rights abuses.

Legal 500 2017 – Administrative and Public Law

[The team] represents plaintiffs in strategic litigation challenging legislation and government policy, regularly reaching the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court. Clients include people affected by state decisions as well as NGOs. Areas of expertise include access to social assistance, access to justice and access to health care.

Chambers and Partners 2017 – Administrative and Public Law: Traditional Plaintiff

It’s partly the caliber of people they have on their public law team and partly their commitment and attention to detail.

Chambers and Partners 2017 – Administrative and Public Law: Traditional Plaintiff

I was impressed. They always kept me involved and updated throughout the process.

Chambers and Partners 2017 – Administrative and Public Law: Traditional Plaintiff

Jamie Potter brings a business perspective to Bindmans LLP’s public law offering. He stands out for his “very good knowledge of the field”. He is extremely diligent, committed to clients, very responsible and a pleasure to work with”. Another customer praises his “wise advice, clear and easy to understand for me. Also, no matter how busy he is, I feel like he takes time for me. He always treats us as a priority.”

Chambers and Partners 2017 – Administrative and Public Law

Bindmans LLP’s “exceptional plaintiff judicial review practice” has been implicated in some of the most publicized challenges in this area. The team is led by “extremely committed and hard-working” John Halford and Saimo Chahal QC (Hon) who bring “a wealth of experience in public interest litigation and on public law and human rights issues “. Salima Budhani is representing the National Union of Students in a legal challenge to the abolition of bursaries. The “very focused and committed” Jamie Potter is also recommended.

Legal 500 2016 – Administrative and public law

Established administrative and public law team advising claimants on matters ranging from access to justice to animal welfare. Leads the way on public policy and legal challenges, including the right to die and legal aid reform. Also handles public procurement issues and public law disputes in the area of ​​equality.

Chambers and Partners 2016 – Administrative and Public Law: Traditional Plaintiff

They are able to be political in some of their actions and are willing to take an issue as broad as necessary.

Chambers and Partners 2016 – Administrative and Public Law

They are tenacious in that they fight very hard on behalf of their client.

Chambers and Partners 2016 – Administrative and Public Law

The firm is very attached to its cases and to social justice.

Chambers and Partners 2016 – Administrative and Public Law

John Halford handles cases concerning access to public services, including legal aid and free school transportation. Market sources say he “fights tooth and nail for his clients; he is dedicated, creative and immensely competent”.

Chambers and Partners 2016 – Administrative and Public Law: Traditional Plaintiff

Saimo Chahal focuses on public interest litigation, with sources noting that she is “highly skilled and uniquely knowledgeable in challenging accepted standards of practice in medical care.” Clients say, “Nothing is too much trouble for her, and she is very supportive throughout a case.”

Chambers and Partners 2016 – Administrative and Public Law: Traditional Plaintiff

Stephen Grosz acts for plaintiffs in a range of public law challenges, including those arising from access to justice and regulatory litigation. He recently advised EMAG on public law issues arising from indemnification agreements which were entered into pursuant to Sir John Chadwick

Chambers and Partners 2016 – Administrative and Public Law: Traditional Plaintiff

Jamie Potter of Bindmans LLP acts on a wide range of public and administrative law matters in the commercial context. He focuses on judicial review, litigious procurement, human rights and parliamentary procedure. Clients say, “He is extraordinarily knowledgeable about how to apply public law processes to business.”

Chambers and Partners 2016 – Administrative and Public Law: Traditional Plaintiff

The “professional and committed” Bindmans LLP has raised its profile in commercial judicial review work with the recruitment of former Hogan Lovells International LLP partner, Jamie Potter, who was promoted to partner in 2015. Clients comment that Potter “ really made his mark.” The firm continues to carry out all of the administrative and public law advisory missions of traditional plaintiffs. Co-Practice Directors John Halford and Saimo Chahal QC (Hon) are outstanding practitioners […]. Anna Thwaites joined the firm from Hodge Jones & Allen LLP.

Legal 500 2015 – Administrative and public law

Well prepared, determined and tenacious.

Legal 500 2015 – Administrative and public law

Extraordinary passion and empathy.

Legal 500 2014 – Administrative and public law

Very industrious, tenacious and knowledgeable.

Legal 500 2014 – Administrative and public law