Judicial Review and Regulatory
Dr Keith Lomax qualified as a solicitor in 1988 and specialises in line with his long standing commitment to human rights and public law challenges. For over 30 years he has been challenging public authorities for people who feel that their rights have been violated. Keith’s public law work was nationally recognised and rewarded with Winner of the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Award (LALY award) 2017.
He specialises in appeals for professionals suspended or struck off by regulatory bodies such as the GMC, NMC, HCPC. His experience in appeals for professionals who have been struck off or suspended as nurses, doctors, social workers and so on, provides expertise for people facing panels of the Nursing & Midwifery Council, the Medical Practitioners Tribunal, and other panels that decide on fitness to practise and sanctions.
He conducts community care challenges, for example for single parents in need of accommodation and financial support for their children where the parent has no recourse to public funds, and in disabled facilities grants matters, and failure to assess needs or to provide for care needs.
Keith spent 6 years defending against the eviction of Travellers from Dale Farm, despite tabloid press hysteria.
DBS disclosure can be the kiss of death to employment prospects and Keith pursues legal challenges concerning disclosure of police information and convictions. A Supreme Court judgment is currently awaited (2018).