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UK 2022
UK-wide Civil Liberties & Human Rights
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Band 3

2 Ranked Lawyers

About

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We specialise in complex and challenging litigation, from national security to digital rights and civil actions arising from protest. We work to protect and expand the rights of our clients and to secure compensation for violations of rights. Many of our cases have been precedent-setting or received high profile coverage.

Our main areas of work include:

Actions against the police: Compensation claims and complaints arising from wrongful arrests, assaults and malicious prosecutions.

Inquests: Representation of families bereaved by deaths in custody, and other circumstances.

Football Fan rights: Representing fans in public order and discrimination claims.

Prison law: Adjudications, Parole Board hearings, challenges to prison and sentencing regimes, and compensation claims for prison assaults.

National security: Renowned experts on national security, including recent instructions on returnees from conflict zones.

Freedom of expression: Challenges to police databases and press regulators, and protection of protest rights.

Data Rights: Data protection, breaches of privacy. Highlights include the Cambridge Analytica case.

Victims Rights: Protecting and enforcing the rights of victims, including domestic and sexual violence.

Unlawful immigration detention; representing people who have fallen victim to the hostile environment.

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Civil Liberties & Human Rights - UK-wide
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Band 3
What the team is known for

Exhibits a diverse practice with a number of high-profile areas of expertise including cases of national security, data retention and international criminal law. Operates in the context of both UK-specific matters and international tribunals, including instances of the detention of foreign nationals by British authorities. Acts on behalf of NGOs in civil liberties challenges to business practices. Also sought after for advice on freedom of expression matters and human trafficking cases.

Notable practitioners

Head of the firm's civil liberties practice Lochlinn Parker is skilled in representing claimants in a range of actions against the state and public bodies. He is also experienced in assisting bereaved families at inquests.

William Kenyon heads the firm's prison law group. He regularly acts for prisoners in civil claims against the state and also represents prisoners before the parole board and at adjudications.
"He is really good on prison law." "He is so smooth and he is really bold and brave in his approach to the law."

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Lochlinn Parker
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Civil Liberties & Human Rights: Prison Law

William Kenyon
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William Kenyon