James Goudie QC


James is listed as a Leading Silk in Chambers & Partners, which describes him as having “an encyclopaedic knowledge of local government law”, and in the Legal 500, which describes him as a “real heavyweight in this area”. Recent cases include R (Sky Blue Sports & Leisure Ltd) v Coventry City Council [2014] EWHC 2089 (Admin) on State Aid, Re Armagh City & District Council [2014] NICA 44 on the Local Government Ombudsman, R (West) v Rhonnda Cynon Taff CBC[2014] EWHC 2134 (Admin) on funding of nursery education, Charles Terence Estates Ltd v Cornwall Council [2013] I WLR 466 (Court of Appeal) on breach of fiduciary duty and consequences of ultra vires, R (Attfield) v Barnet LBC [2013] EWHC 2089 (Admin), (2013) LGR 633, on revenue raising and charging, R (London Jewish Girls High Ltd) v Barnet LBC (2013) LGR 387, on power to sell land, Anderson v LFEPA [2013] IRLR 459 (Court of Appeal) on interpretation of collective agreements, andR (RB) v Devon County Council (2013) EqLR 113 on the Public Sector Equality Duty. He is co-editor of Supperstone, Goudie and Walker on Judicial Review, 5th edition, 2014, and contributor in the chapter on Bias, and of Butterworths Local Government Reports. He is a Governor of the London School of Economics, sits as a Deputy High Court Judge, and is the former Leader of a London Borough.