Alex Peebles



I undertake a broad range of public law work including medical, health care, education and social care legal work and I have a particular interest in commercial and regulatory issues in these areas. I advise registered providers, including care home and educational institutions and companies, regarding contentious and non-contentious regulatory matters arising from domestic and European law. I also practice in the field of planning and environmental work.  

I have litigated matters in the High Court, the Court of Protection, the Court of Appeal and the European Court of Human Rights.  

Recent litigated cases in which I have acted include:

  • R(English Bridge Union Limited) v English Sports Council [2015] All ER (D) 115
  • R(Kelton) v Wiltshire Council [2015] EWHC 2853 (Admin)
  • Kolakovic v Malta (2015) ECHR 086 Application Number 76392/12
  • R(Wood and Turley) v Leeds City Council [2014] EWHC 2598
  • County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust v  PP and others [2014] EWCOP 9

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 19/04/2016
    Concerns Over Cumbria County Council Care After Funding Changes

    “The councils have a real challenge of maintaining people’s care but with being a localised service, care should be focused to ensure that cuts aren’t made to those who need it most. This money has been put into the hands of local authorities for a reason - because the government has said they were better placed to make decisions on funding at a local level. “I have seen many cases where people’s lives are dramatically changed because of cuts to services, which have a real impact on the well-being of disabled people. The local authorities have the legal responsibility to undertake a re-assessment before implementing cuts to care packages. The re-assessments need to take into account the disabled person’s wellbeing and independent living needs. “Local Authorities need to ensure that any changes to policies because of cuts to funding go through a proper consultation process and consider the full impact on society. If this is not the case, those authorities could face legal challenges from people who believe they have been unfairly treated or discriminated against.”

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  • 10/10/2015
    Planning Victory For Residents After Permission For New Wiltshire Homes Quashed

    “The quashing of planning permission for these homes is a fantastic result for those members of the community who feel very strongly that the area would have been negatively impacted by their construction. They want to protect the site of special scientific interest and the local listed buildings."

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  • 22/09/2015
    High Court To Hear Challenge Over Legal Status Of Bridge As A Sport

    “We will argue that a sport does not need to be physical to be regarded as a sport as a matter of law. "We hope our legal challenge will result in Sport England reconsidering its decision not to recognise Bridge as a sport, which will help the EBU to access the essential support they need to continue growing and attracting new players.”

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  • 05/08/2014
    Leeds Allotment Tenants Win Battle For Justice On Rent Increase

    We are delighted to have helped the LDAGF gain justice and have their voices heard regarding the planned changes to allotment tenancy in Leeds – proposals that the courts have now ruled are unlawful. "The organisation is a passionate gardening community whose members both grow their own produce and reach into the wider local communities, yet many of its members were concerned the changes may put off people having an allotment and also price many current plot holders out of a hobby they love. "This is another case which demonstrates why it is vital that local authorities always meet all of their responsibilities when it comes to making changes to public services. It also highlights the real importance of councils ensuring proper provision of allotment sites for the public. Affordable and accessible allotment sites are a vital part of our local communities across the country."

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