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How would I find a good barrister?

Postby Jane Frost » Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:13 pm

I'd like to find someone who has won a judicial enquiry decision on behalf of a member of the public against the Parliamentary Health & Services Ombudsman.

I've tried looking up cases but I can't find one by googling.

Does such a wonderful person exist?
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Re: How would I find a good barrister?

Postby atticus » Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:22 pm

From the sound of it, you need an Administrative Law specialist. Speak to the clerk at a specialist chambers such as 39 Essex Street, and discuss your needs.

http://www.39essex.com/index.php
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Re: How would I find a good barrister?

Postby landlordnightmare » Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:32 pm

try also http://www.legal500.com/

Persoanlly I would also seek personaly recommendations too - which you do seem to have done here - but there might also be wider searches on recommendations available
Note: I am not legally qualified, just been around a few blocks. The sorry cynic.
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Re: How would I find a good barrister?

Postby Jane Frost » Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:44 pm

Thanks Atticus and landlord nightmare ..very helpful.
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Re: How would I find a good barrister?

Postby Jane Frost » Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:44 pm

Thanks Atticus and landlord nightmare ..very helpful.
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Re: How would I find a good barrister?

Postby atticus » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:40 pm

So good, she said it twice!
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Re: How would I find a good barrister?

Postby landlordnightmare » Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:27 am

atticus wrote:So good, she said it twice!


Sould you really assume 'Jane' is a 'she'? Could be a dangerous assumption :D
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Re: How would I find a good barrister?

Postby stu1985 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:33 am

It's a reasonable assumption to make. Stop trying to pick fights. The smiley doesn't detract from it.
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Re: How would I find a good barrister?

Postby b1969 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:24 am

Jane Frost wrote:I'd like to find someone who has won a judicial enquiry decision on behalf of a member of the public against the Parliamentary Health & Services Ombudsman.

I've tried looking up cases but I can't find one by googling.

Does such a wonderful person exist?


Don't make the mistake of assuming that the advocate for a winning party is always the best. A brilliant advocate can lose a weak case as easily as a weak advocate.

As I'm sure you know, no judicial review application of a PHSO report has been successful since Balchin in 1996. Acting for the successful applicants then was Charles George QC, but he was called in 1974, and, with all due respect to him, might be spending more time in his garden than at chambers these days. David Elvin (now QC) acted for the unsuccessful defendant, and is still around.

Both of them would cost an arm and a leg. Atticus's advice is sound (maybe try Landmark Chambers as well - they're a very large public law set).
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Re: How would I find a good barrister?

Postby atticus » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:37 am

My firm instructs Mr George.
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