Monckton welcomes public law specialist Stephen Cragg QC

06 Jan 2015 | by Caroline Sweeney

We are pleased to announce that public law and human rights specialist Stephen Cragg QC has joined Monckton as a tenant.

Stephen is acknowledged as a leading silk in public law, where his areas of specialism include police law, community care and health law, the retention and disclosure of information by public bodies, the criminal justice system, and coroners’ inquests. Chambers UK describes him as “steeped in years and years of public law” and “formidable when handling judicial reviews”.

His recent cases have seen him acting as lead counsel in four cases in the Supreme Court, and he has appeared in over 80 full judicial review cases and appeals in the Court of Appeal and High Court.

Stephen is also a Special Advocate and has been appointed in a number of control order and SIAC cases, as well as in parole board, family division and security vetting cases.

Monckton has a long established history of excellence in public law, particularly in the commercial and regulatory context and in challenges involving EU law or human rights. In recent years Monckton has overseen a strategic expansion into other areas of Administrative & Public law, and is now seen as a leading set in areas such as Freedom of Information, Data Protection and Privacy, Environmental law and Financial Services, as well as mainstream judicial review on both the claimant and defendant sides. Stephen’s arrival further expands Monckton’s public law team and reinforces our reputation as one of the leading sets in the fields of public law and human rights law.