Civil Liberties & Human Rights Barristers
Trinity Chambers' Civil Liberties and Human Rights barristers are a diverse multidisciplinary team with experience and knowledge in all of the key areas of practice that affect and impact on the civil liberties and human rights of individuals, organisations and communities. The balance in the team is reflected in its broad spread of instructions received from both Claimant and Defendants alike for what are often urgent Human Rights related Judicial Review proceedings.
The experienced team recognise the importance of maintaining the balance of interests between individuals, organisations and communities whose rights may have been breached, and the interests of the State in its various forms, such as Local Authorities, Government departments or agencies such as the Police, NHS, HM Revenue & Customs or HM Prison Service.
Trinity’s Civil Liberties and Human Rights barristers are experienced in dealing with a wide range of civil claims against the Police for alleged Human Rights breaches. These include wrongful arrest, unlawful detention, Police misconduct/negligence, Police assaults, as well as death in custody cases leading to Coroners' inquests before a jury.
The team also deals with Human Rights issues arising from immigration and asylum, housing law, prison law, health, social and community care, Court of Protection, vulnerable adults and education, including civil claims for unlawful detention and claims for discrimination under the Equality Act 2010 and Article 14 ECHR.
As it is not uncommon for the State to be involved in issues which take place outside of the UK, Trinity’s Silks and barristers can advise in relation to extra-territorial cases.