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Public and Administrative Law

Eversheds Sutherland has extensive experience in advising a wide range of clients including statutory bodies, public bodies and regulators, on the public sector governance measures and legislative requirements applicable to them.

Our public and administrative law team is fully aware of the increasing demands and challenges facing public and administrative bodies. We work seamlessly with clients to provide dedicated advice in the field of public regulation and are dedicated to providing a comprehensive and strategic service which includes advising on:

  • Statutory interpretation;
  • Investigation and inquiries, managing, collating and assessing all evidence for such inquiries and investigations;
  • Public and administrative law principles;
  • Public Law Litigation including Judicial review, statutory appeals, civil enforcement, prosecutions;
  • Management of Risk and Compliance;
  • High Court Appeals and Judicial Review Proceedings;
  • Natural and Constitutional Justice and Fair Procedures;
  • Freedom of Information and Data Protection;
  • Governance Requirements, and,
  • Public Procurement

We have significant experience in dealing with regulatory and disciplinary systems, codes and procedures as they apply to regulated bodies. We advise and representat State bodies, semi State organisations, and regulators as well as Government Departments and local authorities. This experience ensures quick response times, dedicated advice and cost effectiveness for clients.

We are the only full service international law practice in the Irish market. Investigations, inquiries and public law litigation is a core practice area for the international team. The international investigation and inquiries team is made up of over 200 lawyers worldwide and is able to mobilise dedicated resource on a scale and at a speed few can match. Our work includes internal investigations and self reporting, collation of evidence and documents production, inquiries led by external authorities and advising in any consequential Criminal and Civil proceedings.

This holistic approach, combined with our multi-jurisdictional, multi discipline offering allows us to deliver cost effective and tailored solutions whilst providing clients with the resource one would expect from one of the world’s biggest law brands.

The Eversheds Sutherland International Inquiries and Investigation team (specifically the UK and Ireland Team) has acted as Solicitor to the Inquiry in several major inquiries including the Bloody Sunday Inquiry, Shipman Inquiry, Leveson Inquiry and the Jersey Independent Care Inquiry. The team has advised clients in relation to many internal investigations, regulatory and disciplinary proceedings and public inquiries.