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Civil Liberties & Human Rights

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What the team is known for

Nationwide practice with offices and resources located throughout England. Areas of particular strength within the field of civil liberties and human rights include access to medical treatment, actions against the police and challenges to policy. Committed to enabling access to justice for vulnerable individuals and disabled clients through local offices. Also provides extensive expertise in human rights work arising from the social care and education sectors.

Strengths

"They are knowledgeable and experienced lawyers," according to interviewees.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Arthur is focused on representing clients in actions against the police, including cases concerning allegations of false imprisonment and discrimination.
"I have found Andrew Arthur to be an exceptionally good lawyer in this area."

Angela Jackman is a highly respected practitioner. She is experienced across a range of human rights matters, particularly in Court of Protection cases involving the deprivation of liberty and mental capacity disputes.
"Angela Jackman is committed, knowledgeable and dedicated."

Gus Silverman is experienced in advising clients on civil actions against the state, the police and other public bodies.
"Gus Silverman is very thorough, efficient and very quick." "His standout quality is attention to detail and his insightful approach."

Juliet Spender frequently represents clients in HRA claims but has additional expertise in cases involving detention under the Mental Health Act.
"Juliet Spender is an excellent lawyer to work with. She is very knowledgeable and very personable." "She is extremely proactive."

Oliver Studdert is particularly skilled in handling cases involving children's rights, with experience in a wide range of Court of Protection and community care work. He also handles cases on behalf of vulnerable adults.
"Oliver Studdert has gone from strength to strength when it comes to the rights of young people."

Yogi Amin maintains a broad and respected civil liberties practice. He is particularly experienced in Court of Protection work, and cases involving social or medical care, and is the national head of the firm's public law and human rights department.

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Overview

The department has recently changed its name from “Public Law” to “Public Law and Human Rights” to better reflect  the range of work carried out within the team. The national team undertakes a significant number of complex Human Rights cases and claims against public authorities.


As a national firm we are able to provide specialist advice to clients from all over the country at their local Irwin Mitchell office, thus being particularly attractive for vulnerable or disabled clients who want to access justice on their doorstep.


We work collaboratively with our colleagues providing a seamless service across Irwin Mitchell in the fields of personal injury, medical negligence and services for your business.

Civil Liberties & Human Rights

Irwin Mitchell

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Location

Riverside East

2 Millsands

Sheffield

South Yorkshire

UK

S3 8DT

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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

Civil Liberties & Human Rights


Angela Jackman
Band 3
Gus Silverman
Associates to watch
Juliet Spender
Associates to watch
Oliver Studdert
Band 3

Civil Liberties & Human Rights: Prison Law


Andrew Arthur
Band 2