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.
Senior judges split over extremism database
The country’s most senior judges are split over whether it is lawful for police forces to keep records on 90 year old war veteran John Catt’s lawful public political activities on their domestic extremism database. Shamik Dutta of Bhatt Murphy acts for Mr Catt. Read more about Senior judges split over extremism database
Police restraint led to mentally ill man’s death
The inquest into the death of Colin Holt, who died after being restrained by police, concluded yesterday with the jury finding that serious failures by 3 officers caused Mr Holt's death. Mark Scott and Rachel Etheridge of Bhatt Murphy and David Bentley QC of Doughty Street acted for Mr Holt’s family. Read more about Police restraint led to mentally ill man’s death
Court rules UK mass surveillance unlawful
The Investigatory Powers Tribunal has today ruled that the British intelligence services acted unlawfully in accessing millions of people’s personal communications collected by the USA’s National Security Agency. Mark Scott and Shamik Dutta of Bhatt Murphy act for the Claimant, Privacy International. Read more about Court rules UK mass surveillance unlawful