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Simpson Millar LLP

Civil Liberties & Human Rights

2 ranked lawyersBand 3UK-wideUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Offers an array of related skills and resources in areas of law such as administrative and education, with a concentration on Court of Protection matters against health trusts and local government on behalf of vulnerable and disabled individuals. Experienced acting on behalf of children and families, with further clients including victims of trafficking and discrimination. Acts on challenges to funding decisions by local authorities and on behalf of individuals wrongly assessed as ineligible for free care.

Strengths

One client says: "Their expertise around child trafficking is really impressive."

A second adds: "I call them all the time and they will always answer me immediately or call back soon after."

Work highlights

Challenged the Government's decision to refuse NHS funding for abortion services for women from Northern Ireland.

Notable practitioners

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.
"She's incredibly knowledgeable and experienced."

Silvia Nicolaou Garcia is well regarded for her public law and civil liberties practice. She is particularly experienced in representing vulnerable individuals who have been victims of trafficking or child abuse.
"She is extremely committed to her clients - the preparation of evidence goes above and beyond."

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Civil Liberties & Human Rights


Angela Jackman
Band 2
Silvia Nicolaou Garcia
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