He is regularly instructed to advise on general aspects of EU trade law and institutional law. Over the past few years he has been a regular commentator on the relations between the European Union and the United Kingdom and he has been quoted by the Financial Times and the Guardian. He is available to advise on the position of EU law in the United Kingdom after withdrawal and on ‘retained EU law’.
His blog post ‘Eleven Types of EU Law after Brexit’ was published by the Oxford Business Law Blog, here.
Cases of note include:
- Case T-249/21 SN v European Parliament (General Court) – a challenge to a ‘recovery decision’ by the Secretary General against a former MEP regarding the salary of a parliamentary assistant.
- Advising two former MEPs on challenging recovery decisions regarding local assistants before the European Parliament’s Quaestors (2020-2021)
- Case C-182/09 Seaport v Department of the Environment, European Court of Justice (Junior to Gregory Jones QC, instructed by Carson & McDowell)
He has been an active commentator on the legal issues of Brexit. He has been interviewed by the Today programme on the legal aspects of the new settlement between the EU and the UK. His argument on the second referendum was reported and discussed by the BBC here.
He was from 2007 to 2014 the managing editor of the leading encyclopedia EU law in English: David Vaughan QC and Aidan Robertson QC (eds.), The Law of the EU, vols. 1-6 looseleaf (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007-2015). He is also the author of the section on ‘The Institutions’, 2nd ed. (2016).
Pavlos Eleftheriadis specialises in public law, with special emphasis on constitutional law, education law and human rights.
Recent cases include:
- A challenge to the International Baccalaureate Organisation on the legality of their ‘Awarding Model’ for IB results in May 2020
- A complaint to the Office of Qualifications (‘Ofqual’) regarding the school results of May 2020
- R (on the application of Wilson) v the Prime Minster  EWCA Civ 304,  3 All ER 230,  WLR(D) 125,  1 WLR 4174], The Times, Wikipedia.
- R (on the application of an Academy Trust v Medway Council  EWHC 156 (Admin) (High Court, Special Educational Needs) Local Government Lawyer.
- R (on the application of Wilson) v the Prime Minister  EWHC 3520 (Admin) The Guardian.
- Cityside Primary Trust v Secretary of State for Education,  UKFTT 0587 (HESC), (removal of school from register of independent schools and Article 9 ECHR), judgment is available here.
- LW (Jamaica) v Secretary of State, Upper Tribunal (deportation of foreign criminal and Article 8 ECHR).
- Khudados v United Kingdom, European Court of Human Rights, September 2010. Application to the Strasbourg Court on the basis of an Article 6 complaint (with Robert McCracken QC).
Pavlos Eleftheriadis is regularly instructed on planning issues, especially on matters touching on EU law. He has advised on several types of planning applications, Green Belt developments, rights of way, development agreements, rights to light, CPOs, Environmental and Strategic Impact Assessments, the Habitats Directive, neighbourhood planning and other aspects of the planning process.
Cases of note include:
- Smith v Basildon,  EWHC 2696 (Admin) (Planning Court, judicial review of refusal to examine application for planning permission under s. 70C of the TCPA 1990).
- R (on the application of Dr Anna Hoare) v Vale of White Horse District Council  EWHC 1711 (Admin);  WLR(D) 465 , judicial review of the making of a neighbourhood plan (BAILLI)
- Basildon v Tidd,  EWHC 1849 (QB) (variation of an injunction regarding gypsy and traveller site), Case Comment JPL (2017) pp. 1192-1193
- Arulchelvan v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, 25 January 2017, High Court, (a news item is here).
- Harris v Broads Authority, Court of Appeal, with Gregory Jones QC and Charles Streeten) (National Parks, principle of the rule of law) May 2016.
He is regularly instructed by contracting authorities and private clients to advise on issues related to the application of the public contracts regulations and on associated remedies. He has developed particular expertise on the way in which the public procurement framework applies to Development Agreements.
Some recent cases include
- Advising a regional airport on public service obligations and the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (March 2021)
- Advising a local authority on development agreements and the sale of land (May 2021)
- A Transportation firm challenging a regional airport at the High Court (settled).
- R (Hersi & Co) v Lord Chancellor  EWHC 2667 (Technology and Construction Court); junior to Martin Westgate QC
- Advising a developer on a major central London residential project on issues arising out of the public procurement framework.
- Advising a major developer on a CPO Inquiry on issues of both state aid and public procurement.
- Advising a local authority on a Development and Commercial Agreement involving 300 housing units and a public park.
Other work has included framework agreements, NHS services, as well as many issues arising out of s.106 Agreements.
He is a regular speaker on public procurement law seminars and events.
He is regularly instructed to advise on issues of the law of state aid. Some instructions include: He has advised on the application of the law of state aid to a Development Agreements in the aviation industry, on Business Rates Relief and the law of state aid.
Recent work includes a written Opinion on Covid 19 support schemes and the law of State Aid, advice on aid for natural disasters, advice on business rates and state aid as well as on the application of s.237 Town and Country Planning Act 1990.