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:

R (Officer W80) v Director General of the Independent Office for Police Conduct [2019] EWHC 2215 (Admin) - instructed on behalf of Officer W80 (an Authorised Firearms Officer) in his successful challenge of the IOPC’s interpretation of the law of self-defence in police misconduct proceedings.

TPKN v Ministry of Defence [2019] EWHC 1488 (QB) - appeared on behalf of the Ministry of Defence in a case concerning the extent of vicarious liability.

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.

Dr Zakir Abdul-Karim Naik v Charity Commission for England and Wales - instructed on behalf of the Charity Commission in an ongoing appeal concerning the interpretation of s.181A of the Charities Act 2011 (the power to disqualify a charity trustee).

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.