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Hickman & Rose

Civil Liberties & Human Rights

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What the team is known for

Strong focus on representing bereaved families in restraint and death in custody cases, assisting them in bringing civil challenges and proceedings against state entities. The practice also incorporates immigration detention issues. Handles sophisticated international work including matters relating to war crimes. Also demonstrates expertise in undercover policing matters.

Strengths

One source says: "Hickman & Rose are a small firm with a big practice dealing with the most important death inquiries in this jurisdiction; the team is unparalleled in this field of work."

Another remarks: "They are really committed and dedicated."

Work highlights

Acted for INQUEST in its intervention before the Supreme Court in the judicial review case of R (on the application of Thomas Maughan) v HM Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire regarding the standard of proof at an inquest.

Notable practitioners

Daniel Machover is a renowned human rights practitioner. He regularly represents claimants bringing claims against the police and accusations of miscarriages of injustice, and has handled international matters involving claims of war crimes and torture.
"Daniel is a phenomenal lawyer - he is really personable, uncompromising and a really tough litigator." "He is a thoroughly nice, dedicated and supremely capable solicitor who has dealt calmly and methodically with all of the problems which this case has thrown at him. His devotion to the clients and his fearlessness are inspirational." "Daniel is incredibly good; he is a considered, very detailed and knowledgeable lawyer."

Helen Stone has built a strong reputation for her work bringing claims against the police and prison services. She has particular expertise representing bereaved families at inquests.
"Helen Stone doesn't let a document go by without a comment. She is totally committed and on the ball, she is really quite phenomenal at what she does." "Her ability is untouchable and you want her on your team if you are dealing with an inquest; she is fair, straight to the point and always on top of things."

Kate Maynard is well regarded for her representation of vulnerable individuals, and the families of those who have died or experienced alleged neglect while held in prison or immigration detention.
"She is a very good inquest practitioner."

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Overview

The civil liberties team at Hickman & Rose are leading experts addressing some of the most serious abuses by police and other detaining authorities, including the use of force and arrest and decision making in the police station. Clients are victims, suspects and detainees from all walks of life, from those regularly involved with the criminal justice system to bereaved families and professionals who have not previously been involved with the police until their rights have been breached. 

The team has particular expertise in police shootings, taser and restraint related deaths. Such incidents are no respecters of class or age, but disproportionately affect people who are suffering from mental health breakdown, and black men.  Bereaved families need help tackling investigations by the Independent Office for Police Conduct and the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman, inquests, civil proceedings and public law challenges. 

A core area of expertise lies in seeking remedies for ill treatment in prison and immigration detention, including prisoner on prisoner violence and sexual abuse to false imprisonment, the use of excessive force by staff and discrimination.

Another strand of the team’s work is upholding protest rights through civil and public law proceedings. This currently includes the ongoing public inquiry for victims of undercover policing, acting for police officers’ family members who were duped, protesters and lawyers who were targeted. 

Civil Liberties & Human Rights

Hickman & Rose

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Location

Pennybank

33-35 St John’s Square

London

Greater London

UK

EC1M 4DS

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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

Civil Liberties & Human Rights


Daniel Machover
Band 1
Helen Stone
Star Associates
Kate Maynard
Band 3

Civil Liberties & Human Rights: Prison Law


Daniel Machover
Band 2
Kate Maynard
Band 3