Public Law and Judicial Review

Known for our strength in judicial review litigation and our incisive and pragmatic advice, FC Lawyers are regularly instructed to represent claimants and interested parties (individuals and corporate bodies), as well as public body defendants in public law litigation.

Our areas of public law and judicial review work include:

Judicial Review

We have experience of judicial review in a wide range of sectors including financial services, education, health and social care, legal and professional services, police and energy. We are also specialists in challenges arising out of regulatory/disciplinary and criminal investigations and proceedings.


Although an inquest will not lead to a finding that an individual or an organisation is to blame for someone’s death, it can be a very important part of the process of holding people or bodies to account and in ensuring, where appropriate, that steps are taken to prevent deaths in similar circumstances occurring again. In some circumstances, an inquest can be the first step in deciding whether to bring a claim for damages against an employer or hospital or medical professional. We will work together with you from the beginning to assist you through every step of the inquest process. We provide sensible advice concerning critical decisions made by the coroner throughout the process, as well as any further steps you may wish to take following the conclusion.

Public Inquiries

A public inquiry is set up to address significant public concern about major events in order to learn the facts of what happened, as well as lessons for the future. They are high profile, emotionally charged and the focus of intense media scrutiny. Appearing before one can be a daunting experience, whether you are an individual, senior professional, public official, major corporation or public sector body. We understand that you will have wider interests at stake, be they reputational, professional, commercial or financial, and we can carefully help you chart a course which focuses on those concerns, alongside the immediate demands of the inquiry.  

Contact our team to discuss your legal needs.