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+44 (0)20 7421 8000
36 Bedford Row
London, WC1R 4JH
Piers von Berg

Piers von Berg

Call: 2009

Barrister

Direct Public Access qualified

MA (Hons) (University of St Andrews): First

Lecturer in Youth Justice & Public law (Birmingham University)

Practice Profile

Piers von Berg practices in administrative law. He specialises in criminal judicial review and children’s rights.

Piers can give practical and cost effective advice on the merits of bringing claims against public bodies for judicial review or actions for damages.

He is an expert in the field of criminal justice. He is General Editor of Criminal Judicial Review the first practitioner’s guide to judicial review in the criminal justice system; and, he holds a position at the University of Birmingham where he lectures in youth justice and public law.

Administrative Law and Human Rights

Piers’ caseload includes claims against the police, the CPS, criminal courts and prisons. He is building a practice in community care, especially children and vulnerable adults.

He has an advantage of several years experience in the Crown Court, particularly in prosecutions of public officials. He has acted in several challenges to decisions to prosecute and has advised on challenges to decisions under the Victim’s Right of Review (VRR). For child-related cases he also has significant experience in family proceedings and is very familiar with the statutory framework on public authorities’ duties to children, including the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

Piers can advise on claims for damages against public bodies at common law or for breach of human rights. For example, he has helped clients reach settlement for deaths in custody and advised on claims against the police for misfeasance in public office.

Piers has dealt with many matters in the employment sphere. He can assist with problems relating to personal data (retention and disclosure) as well more usual problems with discrimination and unfairness.