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Jamie Beagent is described as "brilliant: a joy to work with, very level headed, sensible and gets good outcomes for clients. He has a sensible approach focused on clients." – Chambers and partners 2017
Peers and clients both are effusive in their praise, describing him as "an absolute star. He is so good tactically and is at the top of his game."  – Chambers and partners 2015
Jamie is a partner and head of the human rights department. He specialises in judicial review and public law.
Jamie is recognised as a leader his field by the leading legal directories:
“Absolutely amazing," according to market sources, who add: "He's really committed and very bright."
- Chambers & Partners, Administrative & Public Law
“An up and coming star”
- Legal 500
“An experienced lawyer capable of acting on high-profile human rights challenges stemming from immigration, detention, planning and environmental issues. He is acclaimed by sources for producing work at a "high level of quality." His practice also covers corporate accountability matters and cases arising from the war on terror” 
- Chambers & Partners, Civil Liberties
Jamie undertakes a wide range of public law and judicial review matters, challenging the decisions and failings of public authorities from quangos to central Government departments. 
He has particular expertise in planning (which he heads up at Leigh Day) and environmental cases but brings his expertise to bear across a wide range of legal areas.
Jamie also has considerable experience of advising on costs and funding issues for both individuals and groups. He can also advise organisations on litigation strategy in the context of policy objectives and on related media strategy. 

Key cases


  • Chambers guide to the legal profession
  • Legal 500 Leading Individual

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