DPG Partner Jo Thomson is recognised for her longstanding support and meticulous work to secure access to justice for individuals held in the UK’s immigration detention centres. Jo Thomson was the proud recipient of the Medical Justice Award at their recent Annual Festive Party. Jo is...

The Government has at long last announced a public inquiry into the human rights abuses at Brook House Immigration Removal Centre. The Home Secretary made the announcement to Parliament yesterday that the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman investigation of Brook House is converted to a statutory...

Following a legal challenge by Deighton Pierce Glynn client, the Justice Secretary has agreed to introduce stronger safeguards and to record equality impacts in the roll out of chemical restraint in prisons. The Equality and Human Rights Commission funded our client, who is a disabled person,...

The Court of Appeal has emphatically rejected the Government’s application for permission to appeal against a judgment of Mrs Justice May of 14 June 2019 on the investigation into human rights abuses at Brook House Immigration Removal Centre. The judge had ordered that the investigation...

One of the successes from our ground breaking PAP scheme is reported in the local newspapers in Bristol. This case, a rare good news story about asylum support, was supported by Jacob Rees-Mogg, their local MP. However, it was the receipt of the pre-action letter...

A jury has returned a critical conclusion in the first of a series of inquests concerned with deaths at HMP Nottingham. They unanimously found there was: Inadequate care and support from the mental health services. For instance, failure to re-book missed appointments, not creating a...