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Administrative & Public Law: Traditional Claimant - UK-wide
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What the team is known for

Deighton Pierce Glynn is frequently involved in bringing high-profile challenges to the UK government's domestic and foreign policy on behalf of claimants. The firm has a notable emphasis on public law cases that intersect with equality, human rights and EU law. It achieves significant results on behalf of victims of trafficking, immigration detainees and individuals affected by cuts to welfare benefits. The team also acts on behalf of disability campaign groups to challenge cuts to healthcare access, as well as advising on challenges to UK surveillance policies.

Strengths

"From partners to trainees, the level of knowledge, professionalism and client care is always excellent across a huge range of public law issues."

"Deighton Pierce Glynn always go above and beyond."

"The team at DPG are incredibly responsive and supportive. They regularly take on complex cases and are always ready to assist and navigate these with ease."

"The nature of their work necessitates excellent service and they provide it."

Work highlights

Deighton Pierce Glynn successfully represented two claimants in a judicial review challenging the Home Secretary's policy of carrying out blanket seizures of mobile phones from migrants arriving in the UK by small boat, and the blanket extraction of data.

Notable practitioners

Sue Willman is a senior consultant to Deighton Pierce Glynn, where she is a go-to lawyer for issues such as human rights, community care and migrants' rights. "Sue has exceptional dedication and care, meaning she will do whatever she reasonably can to help her clients."

Polly Glynn is the managing partner of Deighton Pierce Glynn. She is highly rated for her work on judicial review proceedings and has particular expertise in human rights, discrimination and election law. "Polly gets it; she is able to pick up on all the nuances of the case very efficiently and her responses are candid and always helpful." "She is deeply committed to clients and provides an excellent service. She is never too senior for individual cases." "Polly is exceptional at what she does and is brilliant to work with. She has incredible insight and marries a strategic approach with being very client-centred."

Bristol-based Adam Hundt is a partner in the Deighton Pierce Glynn public law practice. He frequently acts for asylum seekers and victims of trafficking in healthcare and community care-related judicial review matters. "Adam is a very high-quality solicitor. He is very knowledgeable and turns over every stone for his client."

Daniel Carey is a partner based in the Bristol office of Deighton Pierce Glynn. He has a strong practice which focuses on a broad range of public law challenges, with particular expertise in the crossover between data protection and human rights law. "I think Dan is really superb – he is super intelligent, very careful and conscientious in everything he does." "Dan is a very impressive individual who is able to master new areas of law with uncanny speed."

Joanna Thomson has extensive experience in judicial review proceedings involving unlawful detention, community care and discrimination.

Zubier Yazdani specialises in administrative law, civil liberties and human rights matters. He is a go-to public lawyer with expertise representing clients in judicial review and has particular strengths in trafficking and children's rights. "Zubier is very passionate and bright. He is an excellent lawyer." "He is absolutely committed with a matchless depth and thoroughness to his work."

Ugo Hayter is based in the Bristol office of Deighton Pierce Glynn. She has a notable public law practice which sees her handle matters touching community care, healthcare and immigration matters. Her recent casework has seen her deal with challenges to the NHS charging regime. "Ugo deals with everything incredibly smoothly. She is great at slotting into cases and being flexible around the client." "She is a brilliant solicitor." "Ugo is involved in important public law matters." "She is a very good lawyer who is completely committed and can hold her nerve on really tough cases."

Sasha Rozansky is a partner at Deighton Pierce Glynn and head of the firm's migrant support department. With a specialist practice in public, EU and human rights law, she is able to bring this overlapping expertise to judicial reviews and other legal challenges. "Sasha is clear, straightforward, and has really good instincts. She is fantastic." "She is superb at building cases from difficult and shaky foundations, marshalling teams of lawyers to fight hard for her clients." "She fights so energetically and fearlessly for her client, with fantastic judgement, while exploring every avenue that is available."

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Sue Willman
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Polly Glynn
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Adam Hundt
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Daniel Carey
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Joanna Thomson
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Zubier Yazdani
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Sasha Rozansky
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Ugo Hayter
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