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.
Call for investigation into surveillance
Mr Tadesse Kersmo, an Ethiopian refugee in London, has asked the police to investigate his concerns that he was placed under surveillance by the Ethiopian Government while resident in the UK. Mr Kersmo is represented by Mark Scott of Bhatt Murphy and supported by Privacy International. Read more about Call for investigation into surveillance
Bhatt Murphy instructed in GCHQ challenge
The Investigatory Powers Tribunal has listed a hearing in July to consider the legality of UK surveillance programmes, as revealed by Edward Snowden. Mark Scott and Shamik Dutta of Bhatt Murphy act for Privacy International and Bytes for All. Read more about Bhatt Murphy instructed in GCHQ challenge
Seminar on unlawful immigration detention
On Thursday 20 February 2014 Jed Pennington of Bhatt Murphy and Tim Buley of Landmark Chambers will present a seminar on unlawful immigration detention. For further information, including on how to book a place, see the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association website. Read more about Seminar on unlawful immigration detention