Administrative Law

“St John’s public and administrative group has dealt with significant judicial reviews recently.” Legal 500 (2016)


In this burgeoning area members of our administrative law team provide expert advice and specialist advocacy.

Our clients include both public authorities and those affected by the acts or omissions of public bodies, whether corporate and business clients or private individuals.

We cover all areas of Administrative Court work, including judicial review.  We are also experienced in dealing with public law issues when they arise in private proceedings and where they impinge on commercial dealings, including public procurement.

For those practising in the South-West this is doubly important since the courts in Bristol are able to hear Administrative Court cases since November 2012. This is an important advantage to all practitioners and their clients and means the delays and costs involved in going to London can now be avoided.   We will be happy to explain how the new jurisdiction will work in practice.

Our team regularly delivers lectures to solicitors and other professionals on recent developments in the law and practice. If you are interested in arranging a lecture then please contact our clerks.