Human Rights & Civil Liberties
Thirty Nine Essex Street has a long established commitment to human rights work, and members of the Public Law team have been instructed in many of the leading human rights cases before the domestic and European courts. It is recognised by Chambers UK and Legal 500 as one of the leading chambers in this area.
Human rights issues arise in diverse contexts, and the team’s strength across all fields of public law means that its members are uniquely well placed to act and advice in all types of human rights case, including those involving health, housing, immigration, discrimination, local government, mental health and community care, planning, police and prisoners, inquests, professional regulation and commercial law.
Members of the team regularly act and advise on human rights issues in judicial review proceedings before the administrative court, as well as before a range of other tribunals, including: other divisions of the high court, the Court of Protection, the first tier tribunal and upper tribunal, and the European Court of Human Rights.
The team has considerable expertise in bringing and defending claims for damages under the Human Rights Act 1998.