Martin Bridger

Senior Associate Solicitor

Joint Head of our Public Law and Community Care Department

T: 0115 8246555

Martin is the joint head of our Public Law and Community Care Department. He is a Public Law and Community Care specialist. As a litigator he has focussed on Judicial Review work since 2009, challenging the unfair exercise and abuse of power by public authorities, human rights breaches and discrimination.

Martin has a wealth of experience, acting for claimants in civil claims against all limbs of the state, in the High Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. He portrays a wide knowledge of the law and has experience in litigating against a wide range of public bodies and organisations on issues as diverse as the legality of Brexit without Parliamentary control, Social Services obligations under the Children Act 1989, the asylum support regime, the ability of the Government to preclude individuals with a derived right to remain in the UK from accessing homelessness support and local authorities powers to remove children from their prospective adopters under the Adoption and Children Act 2002.

Notable cases include:

  • R(Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2017] UKSC 5
  • R(Sanneh & Ors) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 49
  • R(HA) v University of Wolverhampton [2018] EWHC 144
  • R(Vigrass) v the Parole Board [2017] EWHC 3022
  • R(Ghulam & Ors) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWHC 2639
  • R(DL & Anr) v London Borough of Newham [2011] EWHC 1127