London : Public sector
Within Administrative and public law, Deighton Pierce Glynn is a third tier firm,
Claimant-focused firm Deighton Pierce Glynn has ‘in-depth understanding of how the voluntary sector works’, and demonstrates ‘commitment to the sector’. The team is ‘consistently involved in groundbreaking work and has a very good success rate’. Lead partner Sue Willman adeptly ‘manages complex advice’, and Louise Whitfield is ‘a leading public law practitioner’. Gareth Mitchell shows ‘attention to detail’.
Within Civil liberties and human rights, Deighton Pierce Glynn is a second tier firm,
Deighton Pierce Glynn is ‘an unsung hero of this area – quietly producing amazing results and changing the law in key ways’. Its wide-ranging expertise includes immigration, human rights and discrimination law. Sue Willman is recommended for asylum support and immigration detention, and ‘exercises careful judgement’. Sarah Ricca, Jane Deighton and Polly Glynn are also recommended.
Within Healthcare, Deighton Pierce Glynn is a third tier firm,
Deighton Pierce Glynn, the result of the recent merger between Pierce Glynn Solicitors and Deighton Guedella, has expertise spanning public and private healthcare, in particular in challenging decisions relating to transplants or refusals of treatment. The ‘exceptionally knowledgeable’ Adam Hundt leads the team, which includes Jane Deighton, who advises detainees on challenges to healthcare provisions. Louise Whitfield is representing service users in challenging an NHS trust’s proposed service cuts.
The Administrative and public law table ranks claimant and commercial firms together. Of the City firms, Herbert Smith LLP, Hogan Lovells International LLP and Baker & McKenzie LLP provide strong representation of commercial clients, while Bindmans LLP and Leigh Day & Co remain leaders on the claimant side. The latter two also have market-leading human rights and civil liberties practices, where other renowned firms include Bhatt Murphy Solicitors, Tuckers Solicitors and the newly merged Deighton Pierce Glynn. Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP and Eversheds LLP each have recognised expertise in public inquiries, and Trowers & Hamlins LLP and Clifford Chance are among the leaders for public affairs work.
London : Real estate
Within Social housing: tenant, Deighton Pierce Glynn is a first tier firm,
The ‘excellent’ team at Deighton Pierce Glynn – the product of the merger between Pierce Glynn Solicitors and Deighton Guedalla – is ‘always willing to go the extra mile’, and recently acted in the Dale Farm travellers’ eviction challenge, R (McCarthy) v Basildon. Stephen Pierce is recommended for his work in welfare benefits; Polly Glynn ‘handles litigation smoothly and efficiently’; and Gareth Mitchell is also recommended.
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Offices in London
- Public sector : Administrative and public law
- Public sector : Civil liberties and human rights
- Public sector : Healthcare
- Real estate : Social housing: tenant