Judicial review lawyers – we're ready for the challenge

Blake Morgan is an expert judicial review law firm with nationwide offices.

Our Judicial Review team has extensive and highly regarded experience across numerous areas of public law and is recognised as a leader in this area. The team has dealt with challenges to decisions made within the NHS, central government, local government and national regulators and decisions concerning procurement, healthcare reorganisation, education, information governance, housing policies, immigration sponsorship issues, mental health and capacity, fertility and genetics, social care, equality and human rights.

Blake Morgan also has experience of advising claimants as to the potential for judicial review and how to frame their challenge.

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Main Areas Of Practice


Our team of judicial review solicitors is highly experienced in dealing with all types of judicial review challenges including:

Healthcare challenges

Our Judicial Review team has vast experience in advising public bodies in the healthcare sector on challenges to their decisions, in particular in relation to service changes.

Consultation obligations

The experience our judicial review lawyers have obtained from the challenges we have successfully defended makes us expertly placed to advise on consultation obligations in order to avoid a judicial review challenge.

Environmental issues

Blake Morgan has advised on many different types of environmental judicial review cases. We have significant expertise dealing with judicial reviews against planning applications based on environmental concerns.

Procurement issues

The expertise of our Judicial Review team includes dealing with challenges to procurement exercises by way of judicial review.

Regulatory issues

Blake Morgan has advised a number of regulatory bodies in respect of challenges to their decisions.

Our Clients


Our specialist judicial review lawyers have represented not only an impressive list of public bodies, but also non-public entities that are susceptible to judicial review or are interested parties in judicial review claims. We have also advised persons affected by decisions made by public bodies on their rights to challenge those decisions.

Highlights


Advising the Trust Special Administrators appointed by the Secretary of State to deal with provision of health services within Mid Staffordshire in relation to a judicial review claim regarding their recommendations to the Secretary of State for Health.


Successfully acting for NHS England in the first case to consider the NHS (Competition, Procurement and Patient Choice) No 2 Regulations 2013. The Case concerned a challenge to the decision by NHS England not to contract with a provider of sterotactic radiotherapy services (SRS) for an interim period pending a national review and procurement of SRS – R (QSRC Ltd) v National Health Services Commissioning Board [2015] EWHC 3752.


Advising the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority on a range of challenges concerning issues of harvesting, removal and posthumous use of gametes.


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Manship
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Richard
Portlock
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Piffaretti
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Graham
Miles
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Joanne
Thompson
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