If you believe you have suffered an infringement of your human rights, we can bring an impressive depth of experience to your individual case. Our human rights solicitors 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. Human rights abuses can take a great many forms but we have experience in cases involving:

  • Right to life
  • Right to a private and family life
  • Right to a fair hearing
  • Inhuman or degrading treatment
  • False imprisonment / deprivation of liberty
  • Actions against the police
  • Sexual discrimination or harassment
  • Racial discrimination or harassment
  • Equal pay claims
  • Denial of healthcare/medication for financial reasons
  • International human rights abuses

We have human rights lawyers across the UK, with specialists based in Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and Southampton.

Our team includes the expertise of Yogi Amin. As Partner in our Public Law & Human Rights team, Yogi Amin was recently named Social and Welfare Lawyer of the Year at the prestigious Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards. He and his experienced team will be working on your behalf, so you can be assured that you will have some of the most outstanding Human Rights lawyers in the UK working for you.

In this video, Yogi explains the different kinds of case that our team handles.

We can also offer advice on how Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014 might affect you - please follow this link for more information along with some useful factsheets and template letters.

Our Human Rights Services

We have the knowledge and experience to successfully fight for your human rights whatever the circumstances. However, we do offer a number of specialised services designed to help those whose human rights have been abused.

Contact us online for a free, no-obligation consultation or call us at 0800 028 1943.


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)

Human Rights

  • Deprivation Of Liberty Safeguards
    Our expert lawyers can help if you’re involved in a dispute over deprivation of liberty, being regarded as national leaders in this area of law.
  • Disability Law
    Get our expert help and support with disability matters, including discrimination challenges under the Equality Act and making sure that organisations comply with community care law.
  • 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.

Call one of our experts free on

0800 028 1943