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Craig Court


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.

Craig 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 has recently been listed as a ‘Rising Star’ within ‘The Legal 500 2020’ directory for his growing reputation in pursuing complex public law actions, particularly those linked to civil liberties and human rights.

‘Newport-based firm Harding Evans LLP has a richly deserved reputation as one of the leading public sector claimant practices in Wales.

Recognised for his healthy determination to win, Court is developing a very strong reputation as a result of his innovative work for claimants engaged in ‘public law challenges across the police, inquest and general human rights arena’.

‘Craig Court is a young solicitor who is doing innovative work in Wales on behalf of claimants with public law challenges across the police, inquest and general human rights arena’.

Legal 500 2021 


‘Benefiting from a wide range of experience in actions against public bodies’, Newport-based firm Harding Evans LLP has a ‘very impressive’ reputation representing claimants, including those lacking the necessary financial means (through Legal Aid funding), in civil liberties/human rights-related public law actions.

Outstanding senior associate Craig Court is committed to getting results and excels at representing vulnerable clients in judicial review challenges, including in matters that have been devolved to Wales.

‘Probably the leading firm for claimant public-sector work in Wales – certainly the most imaginative.’

Legal 500 2022


Offers expert handling of a wide range of public law challenges concerning civil liberties and human rights. Particular strengths in matters involving health, social care and housing, often representing children and other vulnerable parties.

Senior associate Craig Court is recognised for his work representing vulnerable clients in judicial review challenges related to health, social care and housing.

“He provides excellent advice in a supportive and empathetic manner”.

Chambers and Partners 2022

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