Human rights law - our experience

Our specialist human rights solicitors have years of experience in helping clients with compensation claims against the police and a number of public authorities, below are examples of the kind of case we have handled.

If you have been affected by any of the situations below or something similar contact our legal advisers for advice on 0175 321 5096.

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Claims against police forces

We have represented clients in relation to both judicial reviews and compensation claims against the police.

Our experience in this area is vast and we have advised clients in relation to claims against police constabularies across England and Wales including the British Transport Police. 

Claims against councils/local authorities 

We have acted for clients in relation to compensation claims against Councils and Local Authorities in a wide range of matters including breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998, the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Equality Act 2010. 

Claims against private companies that carry-out state functions

Some private companies are contracted by the government to provide services which have traditionally been provided by the state e.g. prisons, providing security at court and transporting people to and from court from custody.

We have acted for clients in relation to claims against private security companies.  

Claims against the National Health Service (NHS) Trust

We have acted for clients in relation to claims against the NHS Trust for assault & battery, breach of the Human Rights Act 1998 and negligence. 

We have been successful in securing compensation for our clients including out of court settlements.   

Claims against the National Probation Trust

We can advise and assist clients with compensation claims against the National Probation Trust including claims for breach of Article 5(4) of the European Convention on Human Rights relating to Parole Board hearings being unreasonably delayed.  

Claims against the Ministry of Justice (MOJ)

We have represented many clients in judicial review proceedings against the police, the Secretary of State for Justice and others.  We have also assisted clients with compensation claims against the Ministry of Justice.

Claims against Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunal Service (HMCTS)

We have assisted clients with compensation claims against the courts and have achieved a number of successful out of court settlements with HMCTS relating to breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998 which led to individuals being detained when they should not have been. 

Claims against the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)

We have advised clients in relation to both judicial reviews and compensation claims against the Crown Prosecution Service. 

Claims against the Parole Board

We can advise and assist clients with compensation claims against the Parole Board including claims for breach of Article 5(4) of the European Convention on Human Rights relating to Parole Board hearings being unreasonably delayed.  

We have achieved out of court settlements for many clients relating to Parole Board delays.  

Advice on compensation & settlement offers

We have considerable experience in advising clients in relation to compensation, settlement offers made by defendants and negotiating with defendants and defendants’ solicitors on your behalf to achieve the highest possible settlement.  This is a very complex area and it can be very difficult and often very intimidating for someone with no legal experience to try and negotiate with lawyers who are trying to get the best possible result for your opponent.  

If you are yet to issue a claim with the court and if the other side has offered to settle the case with you but you are unsure as to whether the amount of compensation offered is reasonable, then call us now on 0175 321 5096

Complaint appeals upheld by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) 

If you have pursued a complaint against the police but the police did not uphold your complaint, you may have appealed to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

If the IPCC has upheld your appeal and you are now wondering whether you can claim compensation from the police force involved, then contact one of our specialist advisors now on 0175 321 5096.  We may be able to advise and assist you regarding the process of claiming damages – which is not available via the police complaints and IPCC process.

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