political & electorial

Knights Solicitors draws upon a wealth of experience to accommodate a variety of contentious matters in the area of political and electoral law. These include:

  • Passing off claims in the High Court and Court of Appeal to prevent Rival Bodies using the names of established Political Organisations.
  • Judicial Review claims against the Boundary Committee in respect of its consultation process for Reorganisation of Local Government under the Local Government Public Involvement in Health Act 2007
  •  Investigations of Criminal Conduct Alleged Contrary to the Representation of the People Act 1983
  • Potential challenges to the Vires and Human Rights Act 1998 compatibility of proposed referendum

We have also advised a number of national, political and commercial organisations relating to:

  • Controls under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000
  • Restrictions on Foreign Donations under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000
  • The establishment of Political Parties
  • Participation in Mayoral Elections as means of advertising