Richard Stein’s practice covers judicial review and human rights. He specialises in cases dealing with health issues, including medical ethics and hospital closures, education, planning/environment and community care as well as those of a more general political/human rights nature.
He acts principally for campaigning/community groups and individuals challenging decisions of local authorities, quangos and government departments.
Richard acted in the high-profile cases of Diane Blood; Re S, (forced caesarean); exp Belgium, (Pinochet); Ms B, right to die; exp Watts, (NHS treatment abroad); exp FPANI, (Northern Ireland abortion rights); Charlotte Wyatt; Corner House 1 (Protective costs orders); Corner House v Director SFO (Saudi & BAe corruption investigation); Smith v NE Derbyshire PCT (patient involvement in health changes).
He joined Leigh Day in 1993. Richard is a frequent legal commentator in the media. He appeared in Channel 4 docu-drama – ‘Born with two mothers’.
He is a member of the Administrative Law Bar Association and the Public Law Project Management Committee.