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.
Permission granted in prison law legal aid challenge
The Court of Appeal granted permission for a challenge to the scope of legal aid for prisoners brought by the Howard League and the Prisoners' Advice Service. The two charities were represented by Simon Creighton of Bhatt Murphy and Phillippa Kaufmann at Matrix Chambers, Martha Spurrier and Alex Gask of Doughty Street. Read more about Permission granted in prison law legal aid challenge
Independent review of deaths in police custody
The independent review announced today by the Home Secretary, Theresa May MP, is a welcome initiative if it is real attempt to bring about effective systemic change and the necessary accountability of police officers in relation to deaths and serious incidents in custody. Look here for press release. Read more about Independent review of deaths in police custody
Home Secretary breaches Article 4
The High Court has declared that the detention of three potential victims of human trafficking in the Detained Fast Track (“DFT”) breached Article 4 ECHR on the prohibition on slavery and exploited labour. Jane Ryan of Bhatt Murphy acted. Read more about Home Secretary breaches Article 4