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Chambers of James Goudie QC and John Cavanagh QC

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11 KING'S BENCH WALK, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7EQ, ENGLAND
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Fax 020 7583 9123
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Nigel Giffin QC

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11KBW (Chambers of James Goudie QC and John Cavanagh QC)

Position

Specialist in public/administrative law and public procurement law. Public law includes commercial and general judicial review, human rights, professional regulation, local authority powers/governance/finance, education and community care. Procurement law covers all contentious and non-contentious EU and domestic procurement issues. Also commercial and employment law, especially public authorities’ contracts and public sector employment issues, including superannuation. Recent cases include Lumsdon v Legal Services Board (quality assurance of criminal advocacy, Provision of Services Regulations); Energy Solutions v NDA (remedies in procurement claims); Willmott Dixon v Hammersmith & Fulham LBC (procurement claim successfully defended at trial); Independent Schools Council v Charity Commission (quashing statutory guidance on public benefit); Luton BC and others v Secretary of State for Education (challenge to withdrawal of schools capital funding); Duncombe v Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (fixed term contracts to work abroad); Piper and others v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (public sector pensions indexation).

Career

Called 1986; Inner Temple; QC 2003; CEDR-accredited mediator.

Education

Magdalen College School; Worcester College, Oxford (1985 BA 1st class Hons).


London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)

Within: Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading silks

Nigel Giffin QC - 11KBWA very bright barrister.

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Education

Within: Education – Leading silks

Nigel Giffin QC - 11KBWHe is a standout in this field.

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Public procurement

Within: Public procurement – Leading silks

Nigel Giffin QC - 11KBWHe is clearly at the top of his game in the procurement sphere.

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Legal Developments by:
11KBW (Chambers of James Goudie QC and John Cavanagh QC)

  • Possession Proceedings 28 August 2012

    The lower courts continue to clarify the position following the decisions of the Supreme Court in Manchester City Council v Pinnock [2010] UKSC 45; [2011] 2 AC 104 and Hounslow London Borough Council v Powell [2011] UKSC 8; [2011] 2 AC 18 on the application of Article 8 ECHR to defend possession proceedings.
    - 11KBW

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