Jamie Potter > Bindmans LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Bindmans LLP
236 GRAY'S INN ROAD
LONDON
WC1X 8HB
England

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Work Department

Public Law and Human Rights.

Position

Senior Consultant,  Public Law and Human Rights.

Jamie has a wealth of experience across all facets of public law, in particular, in respect of judicial review, human rights, information law, regulatory and disciplinary matters, parliamentary practice and procedure, public policy and public procurement.

He acts for a range of businesses, pressure groups, charities and individuals addressing public issues including the environment, pensions, health and pharmaceuticals, education, special educational needs, information rights (including GDPR), public policy, regulatory obligations and advertising.

He also advises individuals facing disciplinary action from political parties, specialising in complex and high profile cases, finding innovative and creative means to achieve his clients’ objectives. Recently, Jamie has acted in significant cases involving the limits on the powers of a political party to discipline its members, Government interference in ethical pensions policies, the Government’s inadequate response to climate change, securing a commitment to a public inquiry into the Government’s response to the pandemic, Government bias in procurement during the pandemic, special educational needs provision, healthcare and continuing care for children.

The Legal 500 UK 2021 recognises him as a Leading Individual in Administrative and Public Law, while also recognising his work in Professional Discipline, Health Care, Education, Civil Liberties and Human Rights.

Career

Jamie trained at Hogan Lovells, qualifying in 2008. He was made a senior associate in 2013, before leaving to join Bindmans in 2014, where he was made partner in 2015.
Publications of note: regularly published in Judicial Review, Freedom of Information and the New Law Journal.

Memberships

Jamie is a founding member of the Public Law Solicitors’ Association. He is also a trustee of Causeway Education.

Education

Jamie graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2005 with a Bachelor of Laws; he then completed the post-graduate diploma in legal practice skills and ethics at Monash University. Alongside his law degree, he also obtained a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Public sector > Healthcare

Bindmans LLP is widely-regarded for its public interest litigation on behalf of individuals, charities, and NGOs across the full scope of contentious healthcare matters. Work in 2020 included advising on matters involving PPE equipment for NHS staff and Covid-19 vaccine prioritisation. Practice leader Charlotte Haworth Hird acts for vulnerable individuals regarding mental health custody and breaches of the ECHR, while Jamie Potter  is an expert on healthcare law relating to the rights of children, as well as also advising on PPE procurement matters. Joint head of the human rights team Saimo Chahal (Hon) KC is a key contact. Counsel Anna Thwaites ‘s practice includes contentious inquests involving individuals that died in state custody. Public law specialist John Halford is also recommended for healthcare litigation.

London > Public sector > Civil liberties and human rights

Acting on a range of cases across all levels, Bindmans LLP is known for the ‘strength and depth of the team’s experience across, for example, public inquiries, judicial reviews, inquests and civil actions against the police and other state bodies’. Known as the ‘go-to experts for public law challenges to the police‘, the firm is at the forefront of right to protest and free speech matters. The practice is also well regarded for its expertise in inquests and immigration work, as well as its recent activity in issues related to Covid-19. International work is another strength, and the group is particularly experienced in the extradition arena, as well as handling applications to the European Court in relation to human rights breaches in Europe and elsewhere. Jules Carey is known for advising on policing abuses, police surveillance and actions in private and public law against the state. He co-leads the team with John Halford, Jamie Potter, Paul Ridge, Kate Goold and Tayab Ali. Other key names from the deep bench of experts include Anna Thwaites, who specialises in actions against the state involving complex compensation claims and investigations; Charlotte Haworth Hird, who focuses on acting for vulnerable individuals in actions against the state; and associate Salima Budhani, who has a particular interest in representing vulnerable or marginalised individuals.

London > Public sector > Administrative and public law

(Leading individuals)

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Bindmans LLP was recently involved in numerous major cases, touching on issues concerning immigration, the rights of EU nationals and the pandemic, among others. In a standout matter, the team represented five clients, including the Good Law Project, in proceedings against the government challenging its approval and financing of a mass national testing programme expected to cost over £100bn, against the advice of its own body on national screening programmes. John Halford specialises in litigation involving human rights abuses and discrimination issues, representing individuals, campaign groups and a wide range of other public sector clients. The ‘utterly brilliant’ Jamie Potter is an expert in all areas of public law and has particular expertise in judicial reviews. Associate Salima Budhani is singled out for her work on behalf of vulnerable people, including migrants and victims of human trafficking, bringing claims against the government. Fellow associate Karen May stands out for her expertise in judicial reviews focusing on education law and community care issues.