Ravi Naik

Partner

Head of Public Law 

 Contact: rnaik@itnsolicitors.com 

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Ravi conducts high-profile and precedent setting litigation in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.  Ravi has also litigated regularly in the international tribunals and regional courts, including the International Criminal Court and European Court of Human Rights. Much of Ravi’s work includes an important human rights element.

Ravi was a finalist in the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards 2017 and has been shortlisted as Young Lawyer of the Year in the Law Society Excellence Awards 2017. 

Ravi is instructed by a wide range of clients, including individuals to NGOs and international state actors. 

In addition to bringing challenges to public bodies, Ravi is often instructed to advise clients on how to challenge the misuse of personal information by states and private companies. He is recognised as an expert in this rapidly developing field and is regularly sought to provide commentary in the media on rights protection in the digital age.

Ravi undertakes legal aid work and is also able to represent clients on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis where appropriate. He has experience of advising on costs and funding issues for both individuals and groups. Ravi also regularly advises organisations on litigation strategy to further policy objectives and on related media strategy.

Prior to joining ITN, Ravi worked at Reprieve and the International Commission of Jurists. Ravi joined ITN in 2010 and qualified as a solicitor with the firm in 2013. He is the editor of the blog Rights of Others (www.rightsofothers.com). 

Recent reported cases include:

 

  • Gedi v SSHD, a challenge to the legality of curfews on individuals released from immigration detention before the Court of Appeal;
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  • Mohamed & CF v SSHD, the Court of Appeal precedent on constitutional principles of open justice and abuse of process in civil proceedings which is currently pending before the Supreme Court;
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  • Anon v Director of Public Prosecutions in which he represented the Claimant in judicial review proceedings concerning the application and breadth of immunity of serving ministers; and
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  •  LK v the Independent Monitor – Successful challenge to “non-conviction” disclosure on DBS certificate.

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