Corporate Governance and Policy

Practice Summary

Good Corporate Governance enables public authorities to exercise their functions effectively in a lawful and transparent manner.  


Doughty Street barristers, with their unrivalled expertise as public law and human rights lawyers, have extensive experience advising and acting in cases engaging the powers, duties and constitutions of public authorities; data protection and freedom of information; public sector equality duties; the protection of vulnerable adults; regulatory work; and public procurement. Although the majority of the work undertaken by members is for claimants bringing judicial review claims against public bodies, members of the group also bring the benefit of their expertise and experience to public authorities and NGOs wishing to discharge their functions in compliance with the increasingly complex legal framework in which they operate including domestic, EU, human rights and other international law. 


Some members have been appointed to positions within organizations operating within that framework such as the Children’ Commissioner, the Boundaries Commission and the Legal Services Commission Special Cases Review Panel.

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