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Adam Chapman

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Kingsley Napley LLP

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Public law.

Position

Partner and head of public law team. Specialist in judicial review litigation, public inquiries, inquests and information law. Recent matters include the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust public inquiry and the 7/7 London Bombings inquest. Before joining Kingsley Napley, he spent most of his career in central government and has been involved in many of the most significant judicial review cases of recent years, for example Gentle (Article 2 ECHR and the adequacy of steps taken to ensure the legality of the invasion of Iraq), Al Skeini (Article 2 ECHR and the deaths of Iraqi civilians), Binyam Mohammed (disclosure of information to Guantanamo Bay detainee), Purdy (prosecution policy and assisted suicide) and Wheeler (lawfulness of ratification of Treaty of Lisbon without a referendum).

Career

Qualified 1987; assistant solicitor Mishcon de Reya 1987-90; Treasury Solicitor’s Department 1991-2009; partner Kingsley Napley 2010.

Member

International Bar Association; Constitutional and Administrative Bar Association; Human Rights Lawyers Association.

Education

Colchester Royal Grammar School; Merton College, Oxford.


London: Public sector

Administrative and public law

Within: Leading individuals

Adam Chapman - Kingsley Napley LLP

Within: Administrative and public law

Kingsley Napley LLP has seen a significant expansion of its public inquiry practice, having recently been instructed by religious institutions, education bodies, police officers and other individuals to assist with a number of highly publicised inquiries, such as the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, the Westminster Bridge Inquests and the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. The team led by Adam Chapman also handles a broad range of judicial review mandates, acting for claimants, interested parties and public body defendants. Recent instructions have come from former police officers contesting the grounds of dismissal, individuals challenging local council policies and medical agencies challenging regulatory decisions. A number of key regulatory bodies are counted on the client roster, which instruct the team to handle public law litigation and provide general advisory support.

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