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.
Shamik Dutta speaks to BBC about police ‘spit hoods’
Bhatt Murphy solicitor Shamik Dutta has been interviewed on the Victoria Derbyshire programme on the shocking use of police spit hoods. His interview follows publication of a report by the Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) on their increasing use on children. Read more about Shamik Dutta speaks to BBC about police ‘spit hoods’
Access to Justice Commission – Interim Report
The Bach Commission on Access to Justice has today published its interim report: The Crisis in the Justice System in England and Wales. Raju Bhatt of Bhatt Murphy is a member of the Commission. Read more about Access to Justice Commission – Interim Report
IPCC refer Jermaine Baker case to CPS
The IPCC has today confirmed that it has completed its investigation into the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of Jermaine Baker and that it will refer the matter to the Crown Prosecution Service to consider criminal charges against the officer who fired the fatal shot. Michael Oswald of Bhatt Murphy acts for the family. Read more about IPCC refer Jermaine Baker case to CPS