The Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide ranks the best barristers and sets in the civil liberties and human rights field. Individuals recognised in these rankings are regularly involved in the most complex cases involving violations of rights under the Human Rights Act 1998 and the European Convention of Human Rights, and are called upon to act for the government, a diverse range of organisations, the media and several individual clients.
The leading barristers in this area are experienced in the handling of cases heard before the European Court of Human Rights, the UK Supreme Court and several international courts, in addition to regularly appearing in high-profile judicial review proceedings. Work covered in this practice area includes cases relating to discrimination, detention and immigration, free speech and prisoners’ rights.
The Chambers rankings include a wide range of barristers, from the top silks in the field to the most up and coming young juniors. Recognised names such as Dinah Rose QC and David Pannick QC of Blackstone Chambers and Phillippa Kaufmann QC of Matrix Chambers feature at the top of our civil liberties and human rights rankings, while up and coming junior Katie O'Byrne of Doughty Street Chambers is also highlighted in this table as a rising star in this practice area.
For the first time this year Chambers and Partners has created specific ranking tables to recognise those barristers and sets who offer considerable expertise in Protest Law and International Human Rights Law.