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Samantha Broadfoot

Samantha Broadfoot QC

YEAR OF CALL 1997SBroadfoot@landmarkchambers.co.uk

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Standards in Public Life

Samantha has been instructed by various Councils over the years as well as the Standards Board for England.  She has appeared at Standards Committee Hearings, as well as before the Tribunals and the High Court.

JP v Standards Committee of Surrey County Council [2011] UKUT 316 (AAC) - The Upper Tribunal gave guidance on the standard to be applied when considering an application for leave to appeal to the First Tier Tribunal.

R (Councillor Mullaney) v The Adjudication Panel for England & others [2009] EWHC 72 (Admin) – the High Court considered the meaning of “official capacity” and “respect” in the Code of Conduct and gave guidance on the effect of Article 10 of the Human Rights Act 1998 and its relation to the need to uphold standards in public life.