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Ian Wise QC

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Monckton Chambers (Chambers of Tim Ward QC and Philip Moser QC)

Position

Ian Wise QC is ranked as a leader in his field in public and administrative law, human rights law and education law and has appeared in numerous important cases in these areas. Ian Wise has been involved in a number of the most high profile public law cases in recent years including the Herceptin (breast cancer), Southwark (duties towards teenage children) and Birmingham (budget cuts to severely disabled people) cases. Although trained in criminal law, Ian now specialises in public and human rights law and regularly appears in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. His practice covers a wide range of areas and he specialises in healthcare, local government, (including community care and education) and children’s law.

Career

Called 1992; Gray’s Inn; QC 2010. Over recent years Ian has taken over 30 cases to the European Court of Human Rights. He is regularly instructed to act for leading national charities including the Children’s Society, the National Autistic Society and Age UK and has acted for the Royal College of Nursing in a number of cases. He has lectured widely on many aspects of public law and has a post graduate diploma in European Community Law. Publications of note: Co-author of Children in Need: Local Authority Support for Children and Families (Legal Action Group, April 2011).

Member

Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA).

Education

Open University (BA); College of Law, King’s College (DipLaw, Dip EC Law).


London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)

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

Ian Wise QC - Monckton ChambersHe immediately identifies the issues and is always one step ahead of his opposition.

Within: Administrative and public law (including local government)

Monckton Chambers is considered ‘a strong set’ that ‘appears to have an excellent range of highly recommended barristers for public law and regulatory matters’ and is also noted for ‘having recruited exceptional junior barristers.’ Ian Wise QC was instructed in a case where the Home Secretary appealed unsuccessfully against the High Court decision that is was unlawful to detain a child refugee even if there was a reasonable but wrong belief that the young person was not a child.

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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

Ian Wise QC - Monckton ChambersA formidable advocate and tactician with a great understanding of human rights.

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

Monckton Chambershas particular strength in dealing with the overlap between commercial and regulatory litigation and human rights’. In R v Secretary of State for the Home Department, Ian Wise QC represented the claimant where the Court of Appeal ruled it was unlawful for the Home Secretary to detain unaccompanied children longer than 24 hours. Ben Lask acted in MB v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, a case concerning the rejection of the transgender appellant’s pension application on the ground that she didn’t have a full gender recognition certificate.

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Education

Within: Education – Leading silks

Ian Wise QC - Monckton ChambersHe can immediately identify the issues and is always one step ahead of his opposition.

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Social housing

Within: Social housing – Leading silks

Ian Wise QC - Monckton ChambersOne of the foremost experts on housing benefit allocations.

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