Francis Hoar has been shortlisted for a Legal 500 Bar Award in the 'government and third sector junior of the year' category. This is the second time he has been nominated.
The awards are determined based on Legal 500’s independent research for its annual directory. Winners will be announced on Wednesday 5 October.
During the past year, Francis has acted in various high profile challenges to government and regulatory body decisions. These include:
- on behalf of 2 care home providers in a judicial review against regulations imposed under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 making vaccination against Covid-19 compulsory.
- for 2 children (through their mother and litigation friend) in a judicial review of the programme of mass-vaccination of under 18s.
- a GP in his successful appeal against an order of the Interim Tribunals of the General Medical Council preventing him from speaking about ‘the Covid-19 pandemic or associated aspects’.