Public law cases are often at the cutting edge of legal developments in the UK and serve to help maintain the balance between the interests of the individual and the State. For many years, Blackstone Chambers has been the home of barristers dedicated to ensuring that the rights and interests not only of individuals but also of regulatory bodies and companies are recognised and protected. Blackstone Chambers is particularly noted for its ability to provide commercial advice in a public law context. The set has an almost unique mixture of commercial and public law expertise and is able to offer lateral thinking practitioners at all levels of experience able to operate to their client’s advantage.

Blackstone Chambers has a pre-eminent reputation for handling regulatory disputes, both before and in Court.  That is unsurprising since practice in regulatory law requires a strong understanding of the commercial underpinnings of the relevant regulated sector, combined with as a legal skill set embracing public law, EU law, competition law, IP, human rights, data protection and disciplinary law.  Building from such core regulated sectors such as broadcasting, energy, telecommunications, sport, pharmaceutical law, transport, gambling and licensing, member of chambers appear in regulatory disputes in the widest possible range of regulatory disputes, whether before internal panels or tribunals, in statutory tribunals (notably the CAT, the Copyright Tribunal, the FTT/UTT), or the High Court (statutory appeals, judicial review).  

Members of chambers act for regulated parties, regulators and affected third parties, both in domestic and in international/EU disputes.  They are experienced in dealing not only with litigation but in providing practical and commercial advice as to how best to navigate the regulatory process to achieve the client’s goals.

Public & Regulatory experience

  • Civil Liberties & Human Rights
  • Commercial Judicial Review
  • Community Care
  • Constitutional
  • Data Protection and Privacy
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Extradition
  • Freedom of Expression
  • Freedom of Information
  • Immigration and Nationality
  • Inquiries
  • Local Government
  • Medical and Mental Health
  • Police and Prison Law
  • Professional Discipline
  • Public Procurement
  • Social Security and Housing

Public & Regulatory barristers

Queen's Counsel

Juniors 10+ years

Juniors 6-10 years

Juniors 1-5 years

Clerks

Staff