Public & Administrative Law

Our team has a wealth of experience in public law matters and is ideally placed to act for individuals, companies and business groups alike in bringing such proceedings, as well as acting for government and public law bodies defending or otherwise affected by such proceedings.


Whether challenging the decision-making process of a public body, enforcing your human rights, or making a freedom of information request, public law proceedings can quickly become complex both substantively and procedurally, and it is critical that one seeks specialist legal advice from the outset.


Our team’s experience enables us to rapidly get to the heart of the issue and provide clear advice that enables our clients to confidently navigate their way through what might otherwise seem complex and unwieldy public law proceedings.

If your human rights have already been violated or you have been treated unfairly by a public body, our team will endeavour to secure you justice and compensation.

Our Services Include

  • Judicial review.
  • Human rights.
  • Inquests.
  • Freedom of information.
  • Actions against public law bodies.

Why you should work with Baker & Partners

  • Our team has unrivalled litigation experience and will provide you with the strongest representation before Jersey’s courts.
  • We have a track record of being instructed by individuals, businesses and public bodies in public law proceedings. As a result, we understand the wider context which drives decision-making in local government and regulatory bodies.
  • We are focused on providing you with robust and effective representation using our years of experience in public law matters.

Representative Work

  • We acted for the Channel Islands Financial Ombudsman defending a judicial review of its decision to uphold a complaint from a member of the public and order a payment in compensation.
  • We acted for the plaintiff in a judicial review of the Jersey police financial intelligence unit’s decision to withhold consent to transact in funds, on the grounds of suspicion of money laundering. The Court gave guidance as to how such a decision might become disproportionate with the passage of time, if there was no criminal investigation.
  • We acted for the Meinl family in a judicial review of the decision of the Attorney General to release information to an overseas criminal investigation.