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Craig Court

Partner and Head of Public Law & Private Litigation

Partner and Head of Public Law and Private Litigation, Craig has developed a niche specialism in pursuing a broad range of complex cases including:

  • Death in Custody;
  • False Imprisonment;
  • Unlawful Arrest;
  • Trespass;
  • Assault and Battery;
  • Malicious Prosecution;
  • Misfeasance in Public Office; and
  • Judicial Review.

Craig is regularly instructed in high profile inquests, including Article 2 inquests where deaths have occurred in state detention or as a result of state failings. He also specialises in bringing actions under the Human Rights Act.

Craig is a Solicitor-Advocate having gained his higher rights of audience meaning that he is able to offer a full service on litigation and advocacy matters.

He is a member of the Police Action Lawyers Group, a national organisation comprised of solicitors, barristers and legal executives who represent complainants against the police throughout England and Wales.

Craig is also a member of the Inquest Lawyers Group (ILG), which is a national pool of lawyers who are willing and able to provide preparation and legal representation for bereaved families. Over the last thirty years, ILG members have represented bereaved families in hundreds of inquests into contentious deaths. To find out more please use the following link: Inquest Lawyers Group

As well as the above, Craig has a background in general civil litigation, specifically residential landlord and tenant, property and social security matters and has in excess of 10 years’ experience in those fields.

Craig is involved in many high-profile matters and is currently representing the Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice Cymru group at the UK Covid Inquiry.

Craig has been ranked in both the Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 legal directories.

Chambers & Partners 2024:

Chambers have recognised Craig as an Up and Coming Lawyer for his work representing vulnerable clients in judicial review challenges related to health, social care and housing.

“Craig is excellent, giving sound advice.”

“Craig Court runs the team and is a good solicitor. He’s incredibly personable, a good communicator and is skilled dealing with the teams and keeping the show on the road.”

“Craig is an up-and-coming lawyer who handles very complicated inquests.”

Legal 500 2024:

Legal 500 have recognised Craig as a ‘Next Generation Partner’, citing Craig’s strong reputation for bringing public law actions, particularly those linked to civil liberties and human rights. Legal 500 describe Craig as ‘effective and pragmatic’ and state that he is an ‘outstanding leader of the team’ and despite his relatively junior partner status has the gravitas and expertise to handle some high-profile mandates, including his leadership role for an interested party in the ongoing Covid-19 UK Statutory Public Inquiry.

Very aware across a range of public sector fields.”

Craig Court is a very skilled communicator who is effective and pragmatic.”

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