Balfour+Manson LLP

Civil Liberties & Human Rights Department

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Balfour+Manson has always placed Civil Liberties and Human Rights at the core of its business.

We are committed to protecting the interests of our clients ensuring that a fair balance is struck in the exercise of power by authorities against the individual and that power is exercised lawfully.

We act for individuals who believe their rights have been breached. We also advise local authorities, charities and other organisations in defending actions raised against them and to ensure their policies and procedures do not infringe the rights of the individual.

We represent the rights of our clients with a high level of professionalism, significant success and innovation. We are well known for identifying and bringing forward complex and novel arguments, a much more onerous task than seeking to defend and attack those arguments. 

We do not restrict ourselves to acting solely for respondents. We also act for intervening parties. We are the leaders in representing petitioners in this industry. Without a firm skilled in acting for petitioners, administrative and public law decisions would be unchallenged and remain unchecked. By acting for a variety of parties, we are increasing access to justice.

It is through our philosophy, commitment and expertise that we have earned our long standing reputation and we are proud to remain at the cutting edge.

Elaine Motion continues to be ranked band 1 in this field and Sindi Mules has been recognised in this area of practice for a number of years. 


Motion, Elaine (Head of Department)

Mules, Sindi

Mules, Sindi


Scottish National Party


The Christian Institute

The Law Society of Scotland


Charities / Not for Profit

Commercial & Professional Services



Health Care

Private Client / Individuals