The focus of our work is holding those in power to account and obtaining redress for those who are detained wrongly or in very poor conditions.
We work with people held in immigration detention to challenge their treatment and the standards applied to justify their detention. We often act in urgent judicial reviews to seek immediate redress, including release. We also can act in individual cases seeking to obtain compensation when detention has been unlawful. We are proud to work alongside sister organisations, both in the United Kingdom and around the world, in enforcing the rights of those subject to immigration laws and detention.
As well as our work on individual compensation claims, our cases have included:
We advise on pursuing matters to the European Court of Human Rights when remedies in the UK have been exhausted.
Please note: we do not give immigration advice or assist detainees in bail applications before the immigration courts, but organisations such as Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) may be able to assist in a bail application.
Mark Scott, Hamish Arnott, Shamik Dutta, Janet Farrell, Jed Pennington , Sophie Naftalin and Jane Ryan work with those who have been detained, unlawfully deported and suffered mistreatment whilst subject to immigration controls.
At Bhatt Murphy, we have extensive experience of pursuing European Court of Human Rights challenges and are able to provide advice and representation at all stages of this process.Find out more >