Areas of specialism
Education law, judicial review and human rights law
Our public law team have been involved in a number of high profile cases and have pursued actions all the way to the European Court of Human Rights.
Our education law team are able to assist with the areas of law associated with education from admissions, exclusions and special educational needs to discrimination claims or judicial review of decisions made by the authorities
Compensation claims and complaints against the police and public bodies/authorities
Our actions against the police and public bodies solicitors are part of a department which is nationally recognised as leaders in the field of human rights law. Our solicitors make compensation claims and undertake public law challenges on issues concerning human rights law and decisions by public authorities
Court of Protection decisions
The Court of Protection is a specialist court safeguarding the rights of those who lack mental capacity or are vulnerable in making decisions. Our specialist lawyers are experts in providing advice on issues relating to the Court of Protection or in cases where you are involved in a dispute regarding mental capacity, a medical treatment decision or feel that you or a loved one are being deprived of your liberty.
Compensation claims arising from cases heard in the Court of Protection
Examples of where a claim for compensation can be made in the Court of Protection or in the High Court or County Court following the conclusion of a case in the Court of Protection:
- Where a vulnerable person has been removed from their home against their will and/or against their family's wishes (for example, to be placed in a care home)
- Where a vulnerable person is not allowed to leave a care home or placement and is being deprived of their liberty
- Where a vulnerable person is prevented from having contact with close family members
- Where the local authority or other public body has not taken reasonable steps to protect a vulnerable person. This could include compensation for a delay in bringing a case before the Court of Protection
Our specialist lawyers assist hauliers facing civil penalties following the discovery of clandestine entrants in their vehicles. These penalties can be imposed against drivers and owners of vehicles both jointly and separately. Our experts have experience in challenging and appealing against these fines in the County Court.