Number of partners: 11
Number of solicitors: 6
Number of other fee earners: 8
Actions Against the Police: Raju Bhatt
Prison Law: Simon Creighton
Immigration Detention: Mark Scott
THE FIRM Bhatt Murphy is a team of lawyers working together to make a contribution to the protection of civil liberties. The firm offers specialist help to members of the public who seek accountability from the state and its officers. Bhatt Murphy’s focus is upon the treatment of individuals by the criminal justice system (including the police, the prison service, the prosecuting agencies and the security services) as well as those in immigration detention. The firm has also been involved in a number of significant public inquiries. Bhatt Murphy is motivated by the needs of its clients and uses the law as a tool to assist in the realisation of their objectives. The firm aims to deliver a high quality legal service irrespective of its client’s ability to pay. Bhatt Murphy seeks to contribute to the progressive development of the law and to the protection of civil liberties outside of the courts. Bhatt Murphy relies on a collaborative style to ensure that clients benefit from the commitment of their own individual lawyer as well as the creativity and innovation of the entire team. Bhatt Murphy’s lawyers write two of the leading text books on prison law, and legal updates in Legal Action magazine on police, prison and immigration detention law. It is a forerunner in litigating against the security services. The firm is also recognised as a leading provider of training to other lawyers in its areas of work.