Why work with our Election Law team?

We have built a reputation as one of a handful of ‘go to’ firms in this specialist area of law.

We have acted for people at every level of politics, from cabinet ministers, MPs, members of the House of Lords, Members of the Senedd, Police & Crime Commissioners and councillors from every level of local government.

Our director James Roochove has been involved in politics and campaigning for over 15 years, previously acting as a campaign manager and working in the Welsh Assembly before becoming a lawyer. In addition to dealing with election law issues he advises on a whole range of legal issues affecting those involved in politics.

The Legal 500 legal directory has previously described him as ‘a young yet wise lawyer, who has taken the time and trouble to fully immerse himself in the market’ and can ‘impressively gauge the balance between what the law says and what politics demands’; he regularly acts for MPs, candidates and agents.

How we can help you?

Our work has involved:

  • Advising numerous clients involved in  one of the largest electoral fraud investigations in UK history;
  • Successfully defending an MP and his election agent against charges of election expenses fraud following the 2015 General Elections;
  • A Supreme Court case which determined the definition and scope of election expenses law;
  • Acting in election petitions, including the election petition in the Cotswolds relating to the validity of a decisive ballot paper simply marked “I voted to leave”;
  • Providing guidance to MPs and election candidates in relation to false statements and defamation.

 

The Team