Dr Keith Lomax qualified as a solicitor in 1988 and specialises in line with his long standing commitment to human rights and public law challenges. For over 30 years he has been challenging public authorities for people who feel that their rights have been violated.
Keith’s public law work over a long period of time was nationally recognised and rewarded with Winner of the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Award (LALY award) 2017.
Most of his work is conducted in the Administrative Court and the Court of Appeal, with some cases reaching the House of Lords, the Supreme Court, and the European Court of Human Rights.
He specialises in appeals for professionals suspended or struck off by regulatory bodies.
He acts in education cases, defended the eviction from Dale Farm, and he brings judicial review claims against the Home Office for asylum seekers and refugees. DBS disclosure can be the kiss of death to employment prospects and Keith pursues human rights concerning disclosure of police information and convictions.
Based in Yorkshire, Keith is no supporter of ‘borders’ and acts for people across the country. He was a partner in the Leeds firm ‘Davies Gore Lomax’ from 2000 – 2012 and then a consultant solicitor based in Leeds, and currently working with the Bristol firm, Watkins Solicitors.
He also enjoys gardening and growing organic veg, helping to run a smallholding with sheep and poultry, helps with a local food and craft cooperative, he keeps bees and throws pots. It’s all work, it’s all life - not so much a question of work/life balance, but just doing things that are worthwhile that matters!