Power matters. Griffin Law has particular expertise in giving advice on election law, having acted for voters, candidates and agents in local, parliamentary and European elections.
Power matters. Griffin Law has particular expertise in giving advice on election law, having acted for voters, candidates and agents in local, parliamentary and European elections. Griffin Law as a firm of solicitors has unrivaled knowledge and understanding of the complex interaction of election law, the political process and the always important media angle.
Election law is truly a niche area of practice, too important to be left to lawyers who are not sure what to do, how to do it or by when it must be done. Whether acting for campaigns with the benefit of pre-existing legal expenses insurance or representing privately paying clients, Griffin Law is the firm to turn to for advice before, during or after an election campaign.
Recent cases include:
•Acting for a losing candidate in an election where the successful candidate had overspent and was forced to seek a court order excusing his inadvertent error;
•Defending an election petition brought against a successful candidate, securing the withdrawal of the petition and a punitive indemnity costs order against the petitioner;
•Advising the agent for a candidate who considered whether to bring a petition arising out of manifestly untrue statements made about that candidate by his opponent;
•Acting for a voter accused of electoral fraud.
Donal Blaney is a contributor to the Total Politics Guide to the 2010 General Election.