We cover all areas of public and human rights law. We have a wide range of experience from simple matters to appeals in the higher courts. Our Solicitors have extensive experience in challenging the lawfulness of decisions, acts, omissions and policies of public bodies and authorities on behalf of the individual. We are dedicated to ensuring access to justice for our clients and the following are some of the areas we cover:
- Abuse claims
- Deprivation of Liberty
- Detainees rights
- Discrimination claims
- European Court of Human Rights
- False Imprisonment
- Judicial Review
- Prisoners’ rights
In all of our work we are conscious of protecting people’s rights. Whatever the situation maybe we will ensure that fundamental rights and freedoms are upheld. This could be from ensuring that a defendant has a fair trial in criminal or civil proceedings, to challenging decisions which endanger or threaten the life of individuals or questioning the validity of unlawful policies before the courts. We have acted for individuals involving numerous government bodies, entities and other branches of the state such as:
- The Secretary of State for the Home Department
- The Secretary of State for Justice
- The Serious Fraud Office
- The General Registrar for England and Wales
- Various local councils
- Chief Constables
- The Crown Prosecution Service
We are renowned for our work in public and human rights law. Our founding partner, Mohammed Asghar, has been at the forefront of this field since the 1970’s. Working at the heart of the Law Centre movement he played a pivotal role in the development of immigration and human rights law as it is today,
He has worked on landmark cases such as R. (on the application of Q) v Secretary of State for the Home Department EWCA CIV 364 in which the court found the system devised by the Secretary of State for determining whether an asylum seeker had claimed asylum as soon as practicable after his arrival in the United Kingdom was unfair and therefore her refusal to provide support to refugees was unlawful.
More recently he acted for the 4th interested party in R (on the application of AL) v Serious Fraud Office  EWHC 856 (Admin) which raised a novel point of law concerning the extent to which the Serious Fraud Office, in fulfilling its disclosure obligations towards a defendant in criminal proceedings who had formerly been employed by a company which had self-reported wrong doing, is under a duty to obtain documents from that company in order to review them and disclose them if appropriate.
Since founding the firm he has built up a strong team of individuals who continue in the fight for and protect human rights. Our team has experience in dealing with matters that overlap with other areas such as criminal and employment law.
We are therefore able to identify potential human rights violations in complex and unusual circumstances. Our team is well equipped to then be able to provide you with quality and practical advice to resolve your particular situation. Contact our team today to see what we can do for you.