Acting on ground-breaking human rights challenges.
We appear in innovative, pioneering, and notable human rights cases in the courts today, with outcomes that shape and define how public authorities are accountable for and comply with human rights and civil liberties standards. Our expertise includes cases concerning: actions of the police, the rights of prisoners, national security and terrorism, information rights, and rights of people living with disabilities. Barristers advise and represent a broad client base of police forces, central and local governments, healthcare authorities, quasi-public authorities and individuals, in proceedings before tribunals and courts, from county courts to the Supreme Court, and are involved in every major public inquiry.
Civil liberties and human rights cases demand the highest standards of written and oral advocacy, realistic strategic advice, and integrity. These standards go to the heart of our barristers’ approach when advising on policies or instructed in litigation.
Decisions made by public bodies have a profound impact on human rights of the subjects of those decisions, whether in the context of law enforcement, the criminal justice system, health and social care, data protection, or many others. Our barristers’ multidisciplinary expertise enables us to recognise the wider implications of a case, as well as advising on the particular matter. Having appeared in numerous cases and inquiries involving human rights issues, both in the UK and internationally, we understand the risks. We provide expert, robust, and creative solutions.
We are instructed to advise on policies or operational strategies regularly, and our experience with civil liberties and human rights law gives us a keen awareness of where, when, and how decisions are or should be made. We assist you with drafting policies or reviewing strategies so that they are compliant with human rights and equality standards.
Our specialist, supportive, and exceptional team will ensure that your case is handled with the utmost sensitivity and empathy for the individuals who are behind and in front of public authority decisions. You can rely on us to identify, advise, and navigate you through to the best possible outcome.
For more information, contact our clerking team to discuss how we can assist in more detail.
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National security and terrorism including closed material procedures
Investigatory powers and duties
Powers of restraint and detention
Immigration and extradition
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