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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.

Investigation into Islamophobic attack

The Secretary of State for Justice has agreed to commission an Article 2 inquiry into an islamophobic attack on a prisoner by another prisoner at HMP Bristol in 2014. Jane Ryan of Bhatt Murphy acts for the victim MSX who remains in a minimally-conscious state as a result of the attack. Read more about Investigation into Islamophobic attack

Police admit discrimination in race hate case

The Acting Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Constabulary has admitted that the response of his officers to a serious race hate crime in August 2012 racially discriminated against the victims and constituted inhumane and degrading treatment. Sophie Naftalin of Bhatt Murphy acts for the Taiwo family, who are also supported by the charity Stand Against Racism & Inequality (SARI). Read more about Police admit discrimination in race hate case

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

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