Ian Wise QC

Barrister, Monckton Chambers

Ian Wise QC has been involved in a number of the most high profile public law cases in recent years including the Herceptin (breast cancer), Southwark (duties towards teenage children) and Birmingham (budget cuts to severely disabled people) cases. Although trained in criminal law Ian now specialises in public and human rights law and regularly appears in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. His practice covers a wide range of areas and he specialises in healthcare, local government, (including community care and education) and children’s law. Over recent years Ian has taken over 30 cases to the European Court of Human Rights. He is regularly instructed to act for leading national charities including the Children’s Society, the National Autistic Society and Age UK and has acted for the Royal College of Nursing in a number of cases.

Ian is a ranked as a leader in his field in public and administrative law, human rights law and education law and has appeared in numerous important cases in these areas. The latest edition of Legal 500 records that Ian “has been the driving force in all the landmark test cases for children in recent years’.

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