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Bhatt Murphy

Administrative & Public Law: Traditional Claimant

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What the team is known for

Substantial expertise in claims involving police custody, prisoner rights, immigration detention and other instances of individuals being detained by state agencies. Active in bringing challenges to the government's asylum policy and state surveillance. Acts in judicial reviews, inquests, public inquiries and human rights claims on behalf of individuals and NGOs.

Strengths

Clients say: "They are great to work with and they work very hard for their clients."

Sources highlight: "The team are in a class of their own."

Interviewees note: "Their client service is second to none."

Work highlights

Acted in a successful application for judicial review of a coroner's inquest following an insufficient enquiry into the death of a woman who died following domestic abuse, resulting in a new inquest.

Notable practitioners

Hamish Arnott is a noted specialist on the civil liberties of prisoners and immigration detainees.
"He's a phenomenally good solicitor."

Janet Farrell focuses her practice on representing vulnerable groups detained under immigration law.
"Her preparation and research is pretty unbelievable." "She's sharp, focused and tactical, and provides extremely high-quality legal representation."

Mark Scott acts for individuals, charities and campaign groups on a broad range of public law challenges, including unlawful detention, digital surveillance and inquests for bereaved families.
"He's a very strong public law lawyer who is a real pleasure to work with." "A leading practitioner in the field."

Raju Bhatt is highly regarded for his expertise in claims against the criminal justice system, including the police and prosecuting agencies.
"He has an excellent reputation in the area."

Simon Creighton is a go-to for public law challenges concerning the criminal justice system and prison law, as well as data protection and privacy matters.

Tony Murphy frequently acts for individuals on matters related to deaths in police custody and prisons, as well as public inquiries and inquests.
"He's extremely able." "He's a very good lawyer with a wide practice."

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Overview

Bhatt Murphy is best known for its work on behalf of state detainees (prisoner, immigration, police and mental health); bereaved families in custodial deaths; protestors and victims of crime. We have also developed an outstanding reputation representing Non-Governmental Organisations and charities before domestic courts - at all levels - and the European Court of Human Rights. We have long been acknowledged as at the cutting edge of public law challenges in this area, establishing numerous precedents in our areas of expertise. We were instructed in the leading challenges to indiscriminate state surveillance powers which were first exposed by Edward Snowden and are now enshrined in the Investigatory Powers Act 2016. A number of the firm’s lawyers have set precedents in successful litigation in support of child migrants stranded in Calais and other European cities seeking entry to the UK and reunification with family members here. We have represented the rights of Northern Irish women to access safe and lawful abortion and we have challenged the Secretary of State for Health’s NHS charging regime.


Members

Anness, Olivia

Arnott, Hamish

Bhatt, Raju

Carini, Michela

Creighton, Simon

Dolcy, Chanel

Dutta, Shamik

Farrell, Janet

Murphy, Tony

Oswald, Michael

Ryan, Jane

Scott, Mark

Weingarten, Miri

Administrative & Public Law: Traditional Claimant

Bhatt Murphy

firm
Location

10 Tyssen Street

London

Greater London

UK

E8 2FE

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

UK-wide

Administrative & Public Law: Traditional Claimant


Hamish Arnott
Band 3
Janet Farrell
Band 3
Raju Bhatt
Senior Statespeople
Simon Creighton
Band 3
Tony Murphy
Band 2