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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.

Met Police pay £45k damages in race claim

Mr Nordell Edmondson has accepted an apology and £45,000 in an out of court settlement of his claim for race discrimination, assault, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution. Shamik Dutta of Bhatt Murphy acts for Mr Edmondson. Read more about Met Police pay £45k damages in race claim

Child strip searched

South Wales Police have apologised and paid £17,000 in damages to a 12-year old girl strip searched without her mother or an appropriate adult being present. Her mother was also strip searched and received £1,000 in damages. Alice Hardy of Bhatt Murphy and Martha Spurrier of Doughty Street Chambers acted for the Claimants. Read more about Child strip searched

UN Rapporteurs intervene in Belhaj

Mark Scott of Bhatt Murphy is acting for the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Mr Juan E. Méndez, and the United Nations Chair-Rapporteur on Arbitrary Detention, Mr Mads Andenas who are intervening in Abdul-Hakim Belhaj and Fatima Boudchar v The Rt Hon Jack Straw MP & others. Read more about UN Rapporteurs intervene in Belhaj

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