Our Expertise

Bhatt Murphy is a specialist firm. We handle complex and serious cases against state agencies including the police, prison and immigration authorities. We can help you to decide whether to bring a complaint, seek damages or challenge decisions that have been made that affect you.

Our particular areas of expertise include Police Misconduct, Prisoners’ Rights, Immigration Detention, Deaths in Custody, Public Inquiries and the European Court of Human Rights.

We pride ourselves on our sensitivity to the needs of our clients. We work to achieve our clients’ aims and objectives. We listen to our clients. We are accessible and friendly. We give our client’s the time and information they need to make important decisions.

We have developed a collaborative style of working so that our clients benefit from the commitment of their own individual lawyer and the creativity and innovation that can be achieved by the entire team’s contribution to case critical decision making.

public law
Public Law
Public law is at the forefront of all our work and one of the main tools that can be used to make the state and its tribunals more accountable and accessible.
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police misconduct
Police Misconduct
We specialise in representing those who have suffered ill-treatment or abuse of power at the hands of the police and other detaining authorities.
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Inside a cell
Prisoners' Rights
We assist prisoners and their families to resolve difficulties with the authorities in the quickest and most effective manner possible.
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immigration centre
Immigration Detention & Migrant Rights
The focus of Bhatt Murphy’s immigration detention and migrant rights work is holding those in power to account and obtaining redress for migrants who are wrongly detained, held in poor conditions or unlawfully affected by the Home Office’s ‘hostile environment’ policies.
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Detention Related Deaths
All of the lawyers at Bhatt Murphy work with the families of those who have died in custody or in other controversial circumstances.
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The European Court of Human Rights
European Court of Human Rights
At Bhatt Murphy, we have extensive experience of pursuing European Court of Human Rights challenges and are able to provide advice and representation at all stages of this process.
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Women's Rights
Bhatt Murphy is committed to promoting and protecting the rights of women across all areas of our work. We work collaboratively as lawyers to secure the best outcomes for our clients and promote better legal protection for women, drawing on specialist knowledge from across the firm in...
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Public Inquiries
Public Inquiries
Bhatt Murphy lawyers have been involved in a number of significant inquiries constituted both prior to and since the Inquiries Act 2005 including:
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Health & Social Care
We have specialist expertise in representing individuals and their families who have been failed by mental health, learning disability and social services. We are committed to using the law to improve these services for the benefit of our clients and others who suffer similar failures.
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