Keith Lomax

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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, but has recently become accredited as a sole practitioner as well as developing links in the South West of the country.

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!

Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA number 644450)

Awards

Awards

Keith Lomax, Yorkshire Lawyer of the Year Litigation Award (Litigation) 2004< Davies Gore ...
Qualifications

Qualifications

B.Sc (Hons) 1971 – Earth Sciences Ph.D. 1975 – Geophysics Common Professional Examination 1984 ...
Notable cases

Notable cases

Alhy v GMC EWHC 2277 (Admin) (Article 6, English law, France, the right to defend) Adesina v ...
Asylum seekers and refugees

Asylum seekers and refugees

Keith conducts judicial review cases for refugees and asylum seekers in the Administrative Court ...
Gypsies and travellers

Gypsies and travellers

Keith has taken on cases that are far from popular in tabloid eyes. He has defended the eviction ...
Education

Education

Keith has argued in the High Court and at SENDIST appeals for suitable education provision for ...
DBS disclosure challenges

DBS disclosure challenges

In R (RK) v South Yorkshire Police and the Disclosure and Barring Service, the police information ...
Human rights

Human rights

Having personally witnessed the eviction of Jimmy Connors and his family from the Leeds City ...
Professional regulation

Professional regulation

  For over 10 years Keith has conducted High Court statutory appeals in regulatory law ...