On 14 and 15 April 2021, a High Court judge, the honourable Mr Justice Linden, will consider whether the Home Secretary acted unlawfully in housing asylum-seekers at Napier Barracks in Kent. Because of social distancing, the judge and lawyers will be in Court and the...

Our client was on the 5 year route to settlement, but lost her job as a result of the pandemic.  She had to apply for recourse to public funds, but the Home Office insisted that the consequence of this was that she would be moved...

DPG clients Operation Black Vote, the Runnymede Trust and Voice4Change UK have been given permission to intervene in the Supreme Court case of Coughlan v Minister for the Cabinet Office, challenging the imposition of voter ID requirements in UK local elections (in May 2019).  The...

Deighton Pierce Glynn have responded to the government’s review of the Human Rights Act . This is an important piece of legislation  that has helped many thousands of people to get justice. It is important to note that the government is not proposing abolishing the...

DPG like its various colleagues will be celebrating International Women’s Day on 8 March 2021. Doughty Street Chambers are hosting an event on 6 March 2021 to discuss what more can be done to support and promote women’s rights domestically and internationally. Details here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/international-womens-day-celebration-2021-tickets-139662172317...

The Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) has successfully concluded a mediation with the corporate organisers of the Royal Windsor Horse Show following their complaint to the UK Government OECD complaints mechanism. BIRD had complained to the UK Government’s National Contact Point (NCP) for the...

We are delighted that DPG’s Trainee, Mark Hylands, has successfully completed his training at DPG and has accepted a permanent position as a solicitor here. Before joining DPG, Mark worked as a researcher at the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission in Belfast. As a trainee, he assisted Joanna...

A Deighton Pierce Glynn client has returned to court to challenge the Justice Secretary’s decision to equip prison officers with PAVA spray before safeguards were in place and action was taken to comply with the Equality Duty. Our client instructed this firm to challenge the original...