About: Parliamentary & Public Law

Our team provides legal advice on the full spectrum of parliamentary and public law. We have three “Roll A” Parliamentary Agents who, along with other members of our experienced team, advise on all aspects of parliamentary procedure. We let our clients know how proposed legislation will affect their operations and how to contribute effectively to the legislative process. We have one of the largest teams of public sector legal specialists in the country, and we have an in-depth understanding of the particular challenges faced by the public sector.

We work with a variety of government departments and non-departmental public bodies in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. We advise on:

Parliamentary law

  • Parliamentary procedure
  • Drafting legislation
  • Bill strategy: how to effectively contribute to influence the legislative process
  • Appearing before select committees
  • Parliamentary briefings and presentations
  • Private and hybrid bills
  • Secondary legislation (Statutory Instruments) such as Regulations implementing European law; Orders for rail, ports and local authorities; and environmental, maritime, and local authority Regulations

Public law

  • Judicial review
  • Information requests (Freedom of Information and Environmental Information Regulations)
  • Data Protection
  • Human Rights
  • Competence and use of powers (vires)
  • Public procurement
  • State aid
  • Aarhus challenges
  • Brexit

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Paul
Irving

Partner, London

Tel: +44 (0)20 7593 5021

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