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...

Support is mounting for Osime Brown, who has autism and significant learning difficulties, in his and his family’s fight to stop his deportation to Jamaica, which he left when he was 4 years old. Deighton Pierce Glynn represented Osime in a successful challenge to his...

DPG acting for five clients in an important case about systemic issues with section 4 support. IN A JUDGMENT HANDED DOWN IN THE HIGH COURT TODAY, 14 DECEMBER 2020, ROBIN KNOWLES J CBE HELD THAT THE HOME OFFICE IS IN BREACH OF ITS DUTIES UNDER ARTICLE...

A hearing is underway in the Planning Court in a challenge brought by DPG client Lisa Smith to the definition of Gypsies and Travellers used by local authorities when making decisions about housing Gypsy and Traveller communities and the development of their land. The current...

A judicial review trial is underway against the Government’s policy to apply the good character requirement to Windrush migrants applying to become British citizens. The policy is part of the Windrush Scheme, a Scheme that was set up by the Government to put right injustices...

Following the recent victory in the Court of Appeal in the Royal Borough of Kingston-Upon-Thames case, we have prepared a briefing note for local authority tenants to seek refunds from their council landlords. It is likely that all London councils are affected and possibly further...