Six members of chambers feature in four cases chosen by The Lawyer as among their Top 20 Cases for 2018.
Charles Bourne QC, Hannah Slarks and Marcus Pilgerstorfer are instructed by the Secretary of State for Health in this high-profile challenge on discrimination grounds to the lawfulness of the Government’s system for compensating recipients of blood products contaminated with HIV and Hepatitis C.
John Cavanagh QC is acting for Lloyds Bank, alongside Keith Rowley QC, a pensions silk, in High Court Part 8 proceedings about whether Guaranteed Minimum Pensions lead to breaches of equal pay. This is a very high profile issue that will decide an important area of pensions law.
Julian Milford is instructed by HM Government in a major judicial review challenge brought by Liberty to the surveillance powers in the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (popularly known as the “snooper’s charter”). The first part of the challenge is to be heard at the end of February 2018.
Amy Rogers was instructed by one of the claimants in the solar PV industry who brought (and have now settled) a multimillion-pound claim against the Department of Energy and Climate Change after ministers announced a 65% cut to the feed-in tariff, causing UK solar power installations to plummet.