I have two main areas of practice: environmental and planning; and information law (GDPR, data protection and freedom of information). I also have a niche practice in election law. I am a public law (administrative law) specialist and have experience in bringing and defending judicial review challenges and statutory appeals.
I am approachable and offer pragmatic solutions to clients. I am also able to work quickly and accurately, and have experience in bringing urgent cases in the High Court. If you would like to see more information about my work, please visit my website: http://cornerstonebarristers.com/barrister/estelle-dehon?show=profile.
Examples of Work
The following are some examples of the type of work I do:
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW: I am representing a local activist challenging grant of permission for fracking in Lancashire and I also represented Friends of the Earth in the fracking inquiry in Lancashire. I often advise on and bring cases concerning Environmental Impact Assessment. And I have appeared in Tribunal dealing with Nitrate Vulnerable Zone appeals.
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION: I currently represent a journalist appealing two refusals of FOIA requests concerning Julian Assange and WIkiLeaks. I represented an author whose freedom of information request to the Foreign Office had been refused, challenging the decision before the First Tier Tribunal
GDPR & DATA PROTECTION: I have a case in the Court of Appeal concerning breach of data protection leading to unfair dismissal from work. I represented a company who had refused a subject access request by a malicious former employee
PLANNING: I have represented individuals in judicial review claims challenging grant of planning permission and have advised individuals subject to enforcement action.
INQUESTS: I represented the family of a man who had been receiving 24 hour care at home and who had passed away suddenly
ELECTION LAW: I represented an independent candidate in bringing an election petition challenging the result of the local government election
HUMAN RIGHTS: I represented a man who was denied healthcare by his PCT, challenging the decision on human rights grounds
I do not accept employment law or immigration law work via direct access.
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