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Chambers of James Goudie QC and John Cavanagh QC

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Jason Coppel QC

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

Position

Specialist in public, public procurement, information law, EU law and Human Rights Act issues. Notable recent cases include: T v Home Secretary [2015] 1 AC 49 (disclosure of convictions and cautions on criminal records checks); R (London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association) v Lord Chancellor [2014] EWHC (Admin), [2015] EWHC 295 (Admin) (challenge to the government’s proposed reforms to criminal legal aid); Childrens Rights Alliance for England v Justice Secretary CA, 2012 (duty to inform victims of human rights abuses); Humphreys v HMRC SC, 2012 (splitting of state benefits paid for children); St Prix v SSWP SC, 2012 (EU ‘worker’ status of pregnant woman); Greenwich Community Law Centre v Greenwich LBC CA, 2012 (application of public sector equality duty to tender processes); JBW v Ministry of Justice(CA, 2012 (public service concessions and implied contract terms in tender processes); MPC v ZH CA, 2013 (Mental Capacity Act defence to assault and false imprisonment).

Career

Called 1994; Silk 2013. Member of Attorney General’s A Panel for Civil Litigation. Co-editor of Butterworth’s ‘Administrative Law Practice’; author of ‘The Human Rights Act 1998: Enforcing the European Convention in the Domestic Courts’.

Languages

Italian, French.

Education

Methodist College Belfast; Brasenose College, Oxford (1990 BA); European University Institute, Florence (1991 LLM).


London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)

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

Jason Coppel QC - 11KBWHe has an ability to pick issues and address them creatively, so judges often agree with him.

Within: Administrative and public law (including local government)

11KBWis an excellent set that offers good value for money’ and takes on cases for central and local government bodies and individuals. Jason Coppel QC represented the claimant in the challenge to NHS regulations concerning charging visitors to the UK and immigrants without settled status. A team led by Clive Sheldon QC acted for the FA in its independent review into child sex abuse allegations in football. Aileen McColgan, formerly of Matrix Chambers, joined the set in January 2018.

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Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)

Within: Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) – Leading silks

Jason Coppel QC - 11KBWImmensely hardworking, huge breadth of knowledge and has very strong analytical skills.

Within: Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)

11KBW’s members offer advice and representation to clients in cases at the forefront of human rights law, such as immigration, social care and mental health, and regularly appear in the European Court of Human Rights. Jason Coppel QC represented the defendant in R (A and B) v Secretary of State for Health, resisting a complaint that the NHS does not provide free abortions to women travelling from Northern Ireland. Karen Steyn QC was lead counsel for Liberty in DSD & NBV v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, a high-profile case in which two victims of the ‘black cab rapist’, John Worboys, succeeded in establishing that the Metropolitan Police breached an investigative obligation owed to them.

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EU law

Within: EU law – Leading silks

Jason Coppel QC - 11KBWExtremely clever, succinct, thoughtful and considered; once he reaches a view, you know it is robust and will be attractively presented orally and on paper.

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IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory)

Within: Data protection – Leading silks

Jason Coppel QC - 11KBWHe is exceptionally hardworking and cuts straight to the point.

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Public procurement

Within: Public procurement – Leading silks

Jason Coppel QC - 11KBWHe has an almost innate ability to pick on issues in the case and address them creatively.

Within: Public procurement

An excellent set with a wide range of experience’, 11KBW acts for tenderers and other claimants as well as local councils and other public authorities. James Goudie QC acted for the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in a procurement dispute relating to the advertising towers at Hammersmith Flyover. Jason Coppel is representing the claimant in SRCL v NHS England which is challenging the auction for clinical waste services on the grounds that the defendant accepted an abnormally low tender.

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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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