In various walks of life, you have  the right to be treated fairly. If you feel that your rights are not being respected, we could help you to defend your rights and mount a legal challenge.

Our experienced solicitors specialise in:

  • Social and healthcare law. We can help with access to treatment, placements in residential care, community care assessments, NHS assessments and many other social and health issues.
  • Education. Contact us for help with a range of education issues, including fighting for your rights when access to education has been denied or restricted.
  • Disability law. People with disabilities have various rights under the Equality Act – we can help you mount a legal challenge if you have suffered discrimination.
  • Claims against the police and detaining authorities. Our specialists can help if you have been unlawfully arrested, falsely imprisoned, subject to excessive force by  a police officer or if you have otherwise been mistreated whilst detained by the state. We can also help in cases where a family member has died whilst under the care of the state.
  • Resolving disputes. We can help protect your rights in a range of situations, including disputes over the quality of a product or service, property disputes, and defamation and slander.

Our Experience In Fighting For The Rights Of Our Clients

These cases often involve challenging employers, local authorities, or even the government. This may seem daunting, but with our expert solicitors on your side you give yourself an excellent chance of success.

We have helped many clients to make successful challenges, with results ranging from financial compensation to changes in the law.

If we think you have a strong case, we’ll take your fight as far as is necessary. We’ve previously taken cases all the way to the Supreme Court, European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights, so we’re not daunted by any challenge.

If you're looking to challenge the decision of a public body, please take a look at our guide to judicial review for some useful advice.

Contact Us For Expert Advice

If you want expert legal help to defend your rights, contact us today. Call us on 0870 1500 100 or contact us online.


“Irwin Mitchell is ‘strong in litigation’, and has been extremely active in challenging recent public spending cuts.”

Legal 500 2012

Chambers and Partners 2014

“A nationwide force in administrative and public law.”

Chambers & Partners 2014

Protecting Your Rights

  • Claims Against The Police
    Irwin Mitchell can support you in cases of wrongful arrest or the abuse or misuse of 'stop and search' procedures. We also have experience of claims relating to use of excessive force by the police.
  • Education
    Our expert lawyers can help you with a range of education issues, including fighting for your rights when access to education has been denied or restricted.
  • Environmental Law
    For individuals, organisations and businesses involved in environmental law matters, the issues are rarely straightforward. Whether you are involved in a personal or corporate matter, the Irwin Mitchell environmental law team can offer their specialist knowledge, services and support to help you.
  • Human Rights
    If you believe you have suffered an infringement of your human rights, we could help. We have particular experience in challenging human rights abuses in education law, social and health care law, and in relation to abuses that occur whilst someone is in state detention or care.
  • Motoring Offences Legal Advice
    If you are due to appear in court on a motoring offence charge, we could help you prepare your case and arrange for a barrister to represent you in court.
  • Phone Hacking
    If you think you have been affected by the recent phone hacking scandal, our expert lawyers can work with you to uncover evidence of hacking and advise you on the best way forward.
  • Professional Regulation and Discipline
    Get constructive and supportive legal advice and assistance to help you through regulatory and disciplinary investigations, or tribunal hearings, related to your professional life.
  • Resolving Disputes
    If you’re involved in a dispute, perhaps at work, with a neighbour or in relation to a product or service, our specialist dispute resolution team has years of experience in helping clients resolve a wide range of disputes.
  • Health & Social Care Law
    Our experts have helped clients in a range of disputes over medical and social care issues, including access to treatment, community care assessments and placements in residential care.