Administrative and Public Law

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"It is an exceptionally solution-oriented team that is fantastic at cutting through all the mess and getting to the bottom line."
Chambers Europe

Our Public Law, Regulatory and Investigations Group advises on all aspects of complex commercial litigation and disputes including public and administrative law.

Our team advises on a wide range of public and administrative law issues including advising on the powers, rights, obligations and procedures relating to various public bodies and bodies regulating professionals. This includes judicial review proceedings which often arise out of investigations and inquiries, injunctions, fair procedures, the application of ethics legislation, Freedom of Information legislation, Data Protection and privacy issues, the impact of the Human Rights Act and advice on various appeals procedures.

Recent experience includes:

  • acting for a global distribution company, Hagemeyer plc, in its successful test case on tax treatment for the factoring industry
  • ongoing advisors to public bodies such as the Office of the Commission for Public Service Appointments and the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General


Matheson is "quick to understand the relevant industry issues".
European Legal 500 2015

Matheson "stands out amongst other law firms".
European Legal 500 2014

"The team is enthusiastic with plenty of partner involvement and a great can-do attitude." "We see a lot of firms across the table and we always feel we have the best team. Its input is invaluable."
Chambers Europe 2013