Advice and litigation on the United Kingdom's unwritten constitutional framework requires expertise in interpreting Acts of Parliament and conventions, the common law, European Community Law, and international instruments. As leaders in Public and Administrative Law, European Community Law and Human Rights, members of Brick Court Chambers have been involved in many of the foremost Constitutional Law cases of recent times.
The list of Brick Court cases runs from the first case in which an Act of Parliament was struck down for incompatibility with European Community law (Factortame) to the Chagos Islanders' litigation defining the limits of the royal prerogative (Bancoult). Recent high profile cases include the challenge in the House of Lords to the use of the Parliament Act to enact the Hunting Bill (Jackson), the extent of Parliamentary privilege under Article IX of the Bill of Rights (OGC) and a judicial review of the Government's decision not to hold a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty (Wheeler).
Recent cases of note have included:
- Jackson v Attorney General
- R (Bancoult) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Office of Government Commerce v Information Commissioner
- R (Wheeler) v Office of the Prime Minister