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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.

Daniel Morgan family statement on murder suspects' claim against police

The family of Daniel Morgan have spoken out today in the wake of the High Court judgment on the claim brought against the Metropolitan Police by those suspected of the murder of Daniel Morgan. Raju Bhatt of Bhatt Murphy acts for the family of Daniel Morgan. Read more about Daniel Morgan family statement on murder suspects' claim against police

Inquest opens into the death of Olaseni Lewis

Olaseni (known as Seni) Lewis was 23 years old when he died following prolonged restraint by police officers at the Bethlem Royal Hospital on 31 August 2010. Almost six and a half years later, the shocking and contentious circumstances of the death will finally be subject to public scrutiny at South London Coroner’s Court.Raju Bhatt and Sophie Naftalin of Bhatt Murphy represent Seni’s family. Read more about Inquest opens into the death of Olaseni Lewis

Police Officer dismissed for accessing police files

A Surrey Police Officer, who accessed police files without permission for a number of years, was found to have committed gross misconduct and dismissed with immediate effect following a misconduct hearing. Chanel Dolcy of Bhatt Murphy solicitors and Jude Bunting of Doughty Street Chambers act for the complainant in the proceedings. Read more about Police Officer dismissed for accessing police files

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Untold:
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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