James Findlay is ranked in Legal 500 (2012) and for many years both as a junior and now as a leading Administrative & Public Law silk. In 2011 edition he was recognised as “first class” and for giving “no-nonsense, concise advice”.
As well as planning, local government, environment and licensing High Court work, James Findlay has been involved in a very wide variety of other areas of public law work covering
Many cases cover aspects of Human Rights and their interpretation (including cases on housing benefit – Campbell)
He has particular expertise on issues of costs and protective expenses orders in Judicial Review cases, including having appeared in the Court of Appeal in Davey v Aylesbury Vale and Elmbridge.