Public Law & Regulatory

We work on both sides of the public law and regulatory fence

We help public and regulatory bodies to shape their decisions, formulate policy, innovate, and engage with stakeholders. Equally, we work with businesses, individuals, and trade unions to assess whether those who govern or regulate them do so in the right way.

Many of our clients operate in central and local government, as well as in the healthcare, education, and energy sectors. They trust us to represent them in judicial review proceedings and to support them throughout the procurement process. We’re here whether they need practical guidance on information law, advice on equality legislation, or help to handle an investigation.

As the “go to law firm” for several high-profile organisations – like the British Medical Association, the Gambling Commission, the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland, and UK Anti-Doping – we’re used to giving advice on issues that have UK-wide ramifications.

Locally, we also advise public sector and business clients on the ramifications of, and opportunities represented by, a growing body of Welsh law.


  • Constitutional and administrative law
  • Judicial review
  • Statutory interpretation
  • Consultations and policy development
  • Inquiries, investigations and risk management
  • Information and data management
  • Equality legislation
  • Professional regulation
  • Welsh law and devolution


  • Acting as the firm of choice in all public law, constitutional, and regulatory matters for the British Medical Association
  • Advising one of the largest Medical Defence Organisations in the UK – the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland – on various state aid, competition, and public law issues
  • Advising our own regulator, the Solicitors Regulation Authority, on the development of its innovative programme for regulatory change in the profession
  • Advising the Gambling Commission and UK Anti-Doping on various public law/regulatory and information law issues
  • Advising the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales on Natural Resources Wales’s application of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 in the exercise of its environmental permitting functions
  • High-level strategic advice to Welsh Government on specific implications of the draft National Health Services (Wales) Bill

Excellent all round. Very fast response times, good advice, short pithy answers, a real appreciation of the demands of in-house lawyers. Capital have provided good value for money being both cheaper and with a better quality of advice than the central London law firms we used to use.

Gareth Williams
Senior Solicitor, British Medical Association