Protecting Your Rights | Irwin Mitchell

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.
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. We can help if you’re involved in a dispute over deprivation of liberty, with our expert lawyers being regarded as national leaders in this complex area of law.

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.

"I'd like to thank you sincerely for the help and support you gave me through a significant and difficult period of my life. It was clear from the very start that you were highly experienced and knowledgeable." David, recent client. 

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 visit our judicial review page for some useful advice.

Our solicitors can offer advice on Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014 - please follow this link for information, factsheets and any template letters you might need.

Contact Us For Expert Advice

If you want expert legal help to defend your rights, contact us today. Call us on 0370 1500 100 or contact us online.


Legal 500 Leading Firm 2014

"Irwin Mitchell has ‘an outstanding team of highly skilled and accomplished public lawyers', which represents a range of parties in public law challenges."

Legal 500 2014

Leading Firm 

"They've kept me completely in the loop and someone's always got back to me quickly; I've never felt like I've been in the dark and I've always felt like my case has been a priority for them."

Chambers & Partners 2015 (quote from client)

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Judicial Review
    When a public body makes a decision, it has to comply with the law. If it fails to follow the appropriate procedures, or doesn’t comply with its legal duties, this can be challenged through the courts.
  • 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 & 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.

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