Following a split decision in the Court of Appeal, our clients intend to continue their campaign and legal fight to open up civil partnerships to mixed-sex couples. On 21 February 2017, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the case brought by Rebecca Steinfeld and...

Deighton Pierce Glynn client Denise Brewster has won a ground-breaking appeal on cohabitee discrimination in the Supreme Court. Ms Brewster, a 42 year old sports centre supervisor from Coleraine, lived with her partner Lenny McMullan for 10 years. They became engaged to be married on Christmas...

MoJ figures published for 2016 show there were 119 self-inflicted deaths in prison, the highest number in a calendar year since current recording practices began in 1978. 7 of those deaths in 2016 were of men held in HMP Woodhill. The highest number in the prison...

Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Kiedan will have their appeal heard over two days to try to change the law so that they can have a civil partnership. Under current UK law, all couples have the right to marry, however only same-sex couples can form civil partnerships....

The High Court has ordered, by agreement, that DPG client Gilberto Torres’ claim for damages in respect of his kidnap, imprisonment against BP and 6 other related oil companies, should end with no payment of costs. Gilberto Torres, the Colombian trade unionist who has kidnapped and...

DPG’s Louise Whitfield explains why anti-abortion protestors may be committing criminal offences as their actions could amount to harassment and/or using threatening words or behaviour. Louise has been providing advice on the need for buffer zones around abortion clinics to protect women patients from anti-abortion protestors...

Deighton Pierce Glynn act for The Law Centres Network (LCN) in a legal challenge to the Government’s decision to award the contract for operating the national discrimination advice helpline to G4S, a large multi-national corporation. LCN argue that the government did not properly assess the shortcomings...

Court papers have been filed to begin the third round of legal action to save an allotment site in Watford from development, in a case that is likely to have national ramifications for allotment protection. For the third time, the Secretary of State for Communities and...

A letter has been sent to the UK government warning of possible judicial review proceedings regarding the training provided by the UK College of Policing to the Bahrain police, amid concerns that it fails to protect against human rights risks. Moosa Mohammed, a Bahraini pro-democracy activist...