Balfour+Manson LLP

Civil Liberties & Human Rights Department

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Since inception in 1888, the firm has 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 have consistently represented the rights of our clients with a high level of professionalism and significant success, but have also shown a level of innovation. We are well known for identifying and bringing forward complex and novel arguments. That is, in our view, a much more onerous task than seeking to defend and attack those arguments. 

It is through our philosophy, commitment and expertise that we have earned our hard and 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 at the forefront of legal developments in this area of practice for a number of years. She has been heavily involved in a number of significant cases, some of which have changed the legal landscape in Scotland.


Motion, Elaine

Mules, Sindi


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The Christian Institute

The Law Society of Scotland


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