Specialist Criminal & Regulatory Barristers

London: 020 7520 6000 | chambers@18rlc.co.uk

East Anglia: 01245 280 880

Judicial Review

Red Lion Chambers has invaluable experience in judicial reviews. Our reputation acting in regulatory and criminal law cases has given us the tactical acumen and knowledge required for this area of law. We can therefore advise clients on pre-action procedures and provide counsel on what is required to build a strong case.

Members regularly undertake administrative court work, whether in judicial review proceedings, or cases stated to the divisional court. These often concern  control orders and decisions to exclude or deport individuals. Other cases include more straightforward appeals derived from Magistrates’ Court decisions.

Members can represent both claimants and defendants involved in the judicial review process. Moreover, we have the legal expertise and understanding to help clients resolve matters by eliminating the need to go to court.

Notable Administrative Court cases

  • R (oao B) v Snaresbrook Crown Court (2012): application to the Court of Appeal (Civil Division) to reopen a judicial review appeal pursuant to CPR r.52.17 on the basis of fresh evidence in a cash forfeiture matter under s.298 of POCA 2002.
  • Beretki v Romania [2012] EWHC 336 (Admin): The first case that dealt in detail with the application of s 20 of EA 2003 and Article 6 of the ECHR in activation of suspended sentence orders.
  • Glodek v Poland [2011] EWHC 3226 (Admin): Successful appeal to the High Court against an extradition order on grounds of ss.2 and 64 of the Extradition Act 2003.
  • Azelle Rodney Inquiry (2011). This is a public inquiry into the death of a man shot by the Metropolitan Police in 2005. Red Lion Chambers barristers recently represented HMRC, the intelligence provider, in related Judicial Review proceedings.
  • Kaupthing Banking Group: instructions from both the SFO and the Treasury Solicitor’s Department to assist with the judicial review proceedings that followed the SFO investigation into the collapse of the Kaupthing Banking Group.
  • R (on the application of K) v. Her Majesty’s Treasury [2009] EWHC 1643 (Admin). Judicial review of the financial restrictions imposed on the wife of a person designated under the UN Security Council Sanctions Committee as a terrorist.
  • Jeffreys v Director of Public Prosecutions [2006] EWHC 1377 (Admin): service of the certificate of analysis in an excess alcohol road traffic case.
  • R v Civil Aviation Authority & Sec of State for Defence ex p Islamic Human Rights Commission [2006] EWHC 2465: war crimes committed by foreign states – international obligations on UK authorities.


For More Information or To Instruct Us

Identifying the right barrister and ensuring their early involvement is essential to maximising the prospects of a positive outcome. With our expert understanding of the justice system, we guide our clients through the legal process.

To discuss your options in more detail and for more information regarding our transparent fees’ structure, please contact our clerking team, led by Chambers Director, Mark Bennett.

  • For specific case enquiries, or to hear more about our services, please contact our clerking team.
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