Judicial Review & Administrative Law

Specialist Areas

Increasingly Spire Barristers offers expertise in Judicial Review and Administrative Law matters which are closely related to, or emanate from, Family Law proceedings.

In particular our children and public law barristers have experience of:

  • Advising and representing local authorities in relation to their obligations to pay fostering allowances;
  • Advising and representing local authorities in relation to the financial obligations to children leaving care;
  • Acting in cases in relation to children with disabilities leaving care but needing protection under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
  • Advising in cases relating to alleged breaches of the Human Rights Act 1998, particularly in the light of SW & TW (Human Rights Claim: Procedure) (No1) [2017] EWHC 450 (Fam) and CZ (Human Rights Claim: Costs) [2017] EWFC 11
  • Advising and acting in claims relating to the Community Care responsibilities of Local Authorities and the provisions of the Care Act 2014

Chambers is also developing its wider Judicial Review work in family cases, such as may form, for example, an adjunct to care proceedings, in the light of W (A Child) v Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council [2013] EWCA Civ 1227 and other recent cases.

Members of Spire Barristers are also willing to act in regulatory work before the First Tier (Care Standards) Tribunal involving the regulation of persons working with children and vulnerable adults. For more information as to the family law barristers practicing in these areas please contact a member of the Clerks team.

Please do not hesitate to contact one of our Public Law clerks

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We accept instructions in regulatory work before the First Tier (Care Standards) Tribunal involving the regulation of persons working with children and vulnerable adults.