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.
NUJ surveillance challenge
The National Union of Journalists and six of its members are pursuing legal action against the Metropolitan Police and Home Secretary after discovering that their lawful journalistic and union activities are being monitored and recorded by the Metropolitan Police. Shamik Dutta of Bhatt Murphy is acting for the claimants. Read more about NUJ surveillance challenge
Police apologise for wrongful arrest of bride
Avon and Somerset Police have apologised for wrongly arresting a woman as she arrived at a church on her wedding day, admitting that she was falsely imprisoned, that the couple’s human rights were breached, and paying damages of £26,000. Jed Pennington acted for the couple. Read more about Police apologise for wrongful arrest of bride
Met Police apologises
The Commissioner of the Police for the Metropolis has apologised to a young man with learning disabilities for his ill-treatment during a police raid in which he was an innocent by-stander; and during the subsequent investigation of his police complaint. Tony Murphy of Bhatt Murphy acted for the young man. Read more about Met Police apologises