We provide representation in protection claims and challenge the unlawful policies and practices of the UK government by way of judicial review.

What is judicial review? 

Judicial review is the procedure by which we ask the court to look at whether a particular decision or action on the part of the government is lawful.

Which unlawful policies and practices do we challenge?

We frequently challenge Home Office policies relating to immigration detention, including the detention of victims of torture, rape or trafficking. We also fight the unlawful removal of asylum-seekers back to the countries from which they have fled persecution.

Violations of human rights and breaches of the Refugee Convention

The Home Office regularly violates the 1951 Refugee Convention, as well as fundamental human rights enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights including the right to liberty, the right to a private and family life and the right not to be subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment.

Expanding our practice

Our team provides representations in the Court of Protection, particularly focusing on health and welfare proceedings involving the Mental Capacity Act 2005, and during investigations in relation to fitness to practice and alleged misconduct during regulatory proceedings. We also represent campaign groups in challenging public spending cuts affecting the NHS and Local Authority services, as well as individuals in claims relating to human rights, equality and discrimination.

Legal aid

The vast majority of our work is carried out under legal aid, which means that we can represent those most in need, regardless of their financial situation. We also sometimes use crowdfunding when legal aid is unavailable. Please see our crowdjustice page for more information on this.

For more information on what we do, go to the firm’s website.

Everyone has the right to liberty and security of person.
— Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights