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Welcome to Bhatt Murphy Solicitors

Bhatt Murphy is a team of lawyers who work together to make a contribution to the protection of civil liberties.

We offer specialist help to members of the public who seek accountability from the state and its officers. Our focus is upon the treatment of individuals by the criminal justice system (including the police, the prison service and the prosecuting agencies) as well as those within immigration detention.

We are motivated by the needs of our clients and use the law as a tool to assist in the realisation of their objectives. We aim to deliver a high quality legal service irrespective of our client’s ability to pay. We seek to contribute to the progressive development of the law and to the protection of civil liberties outside the courts.

We rely upon a collaborative style to ensure that our clients benefit from the commitment of their own individual lawyer as well as the creativity and innovation of the entire team.

Caution revoked after spit-hood arrest

A formal caution administered to Ik Aihie after his arrest at London Bridge Station on 21 July 2016 has been quashed. Video footage of Mr Aihie’s arrest shows a spit hood being placed over his head whilst he is handcuffed and held face down on the ground by police officers. Shamik Dutta of Bhatt Murphy acts for Mr Aihie. Read more about Caution revoked after spit-hood arrest

Court of Appeal overturns cuts to prison legal aid

The Court of Appeal has ruled that cuts to the scope of legal aid for prisoners made in 2013 are unlawful. Simon Creighton of Bhatt Murphy acted for the Howard League and the Prisoners’ Advice Service in this ground breaking challenge. Read more about Court of Appeal overturns cuts to prison legal aid

Anthony Grainger Inquiry

It has been revealed that the GMP officer who fatally shot Anthony Grainger met with the Met officer who shot Mark Duggan on the day before GMP officers provided their detailed accounts of the shooting. This fact was not volunteered by GMP in the five years since Mr Grainger's death and only became known on 4 April 2017 when his partner's legal team sought further information regarding a brief entry in one of the officer's notebooks. Read more about Anthony Grainger Inquiry

Legal 500
For legal and policy research see our timelines.

You will find downloads and links to judgments, policy documents and backgound information concerning our cases.
The Daniel Morgan Murder

Over the three decades since Daniel was killed in March 1987, and through five failed police investigations, his has become the most investigated murder in British history. Raju Bhatt acts for the family of Daniel Morgan.

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