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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 apologise to victim in race attack

Mr Omar Mohamud has accepted an apology and compensation in settlement of his claim against the Metropolitan Police Service for race discrimination and breaches of his human rights. The claim arose out of failings in the police investigation of an attack on Mr Mohamud by racists on a London bus. Sophie Naftalin of Bhatt Murphy acts for Mr Mohamud. Read more about Met apologise to victim in race attack

Critical narrative in Rubel Ahmed inquest

An inquest jury found that various factors including inadequate communication between multidisciplinary teams contributed to the death of Rubel Ahmed at Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre. Clare Richardson of Bhatt Murphy acts for the family. Read more about Critical narrative in Rubel Ahmed inquest

Met Police officer convicted of ABH

PC Andrew Ott has been found guilty at Southwark Crown Court of assaulting a 20 year old man at a student fees protest in 2010. He had used his riot shield to strike Will Horner in the face, breaking a tooth. PC Ott and two other police officers were however cleared of conspiring to pervert the course of justice, in respect of their exchanges following the incident. Carolynn Gallwey of Bhatt Murphy represents Will Horner, the victim of the assault. Read more about Met Police officer convicted of ABH

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Inquest into the death of Jimmy Mubenga
Read the transcripts from the inquest into the death of Jimmy Mubenga here.