5 Essex Court

Jonathan Dixey

Call 2007

Public / Administrative

Jonathan has a busy public and administrative law practice in which he acts on behalf of public authorities in cases in the High Court and County Court.  He has a particular interest and experience in cases touching upon matters of national security, having acted in cases concerning Closed Material Procedures and appeals to the Security Vetting and Appeals Panel (SVAP).

Recent or significant cases include:

P v. (1) Parole Board; (2) Ministry of Justice: instructed on behalf of the Parole Board in a claim alleging breaches of article 5 of the ECHR and the Equality Act 2010.

R (Heinonen & Sawko) v. Coroner for Inner South District, Greater London [2017] EWHC 1803 (Admin): acted on behalf of the Coroner in a judicial review of a decision not to order further investigations into a death.

R (Birks) v. Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2015] ICR 204: instructed on behalf of the MPS in a judicial review challenging the suspension of an officer and thereby preventing his retirement.

London Borough of Southwark v. Persons Unknown: instructed on behalf of the London Borough of Southwark Borough in various applications for possession orders.

R (L) v. Chief Constable of Kent Police [2014] EWHC 463 (Admin): judicial review concerning Enhanced Criminal Record Certificates.