5 Essex Court

Cicely Hayward

Call 2009

Public / Administrative

Cicely undertakes all areas of public and administrative law work, including prison law, judicial review, human rights, and inquests. She has appeared in permission and substantive hearings, and has experience in national security matters.

Notable cases include:

Belhaj v Straw and others - acting for the individual and Government Defendants in claims brought by the former leader of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group alleging complicity in extraordinary rendition

R(Ghuman) v Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police – acting for the Defendant in a substantive judicial review challenge to the lawfulness of the decision to issue a Child Abduction Warning Notice (formerly known as Harbourer’s Warnings).

R (Khosa) v Secretary of State for Justice and Governor of HMP Long Lartin – appeared for the Secretary of State in an Article 8 challenge to a prison’s decision to limit a prisoner’s contact to children.

R(A & Ors) v Central London Criminal Court and Chief Constable of West Midlands Police [2017] EWHC 70 – acting for the Chief Constable in a claim concerning the lawfulness of warrants for electronic devices where there were reasonable grounds for believing LPP material would be on the devices. 

Attorney General v Elliott [2016]  - appeared for the Attorney General in an application under s.42 of the Senior Courts Act 1981 for an all proceedings order.

R (P) v Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police [2014] EWHC 1436  - appeared for the Chief Constable in a claim concerning the proportionality of contents of enhanced DBS certificate – formerly ECRC.

R (Cubells) v IPCC [2012] EWCA Civ 1292 - sole counsel in the High Court and Court of Appeal in challenge to outcome of complaint investigation by the IPCC.

R (Trans Berckx BVBA) v North Avon Magistrates’ Court [2011] EWHC 2605 (Admin) – appeared for the Chief Constable as the interested party in a judicial review claim concerning the lawfulness of a deprivation order.