DPG mourns death of Stephen Knafler QC

It is with shock and sadness that we have learnt of the death of Stephen Knafler QC.

Stephen worked tirelessly with us for over two decades acting in ground-breaking litigation which set a framework for promoting and defending the fundamental right of migrants (and others) to housing, benefits and community care. He was a phenomenal barrister with a tremendous ability to distil complex facts and arguments to a clear concise pathway. He was the inspiration behind many of the decided cases which seek to protect the human rights of the most vulnerable in our society, such as disabled people with community care needs. Stephen was very supportive of our firm, particularly as we were starting up. As recently as June he gave pro-bono advice on a complex housing case. He was always very generous with his time and a kind, compassionate colleague.

Our thoughts are with his loved ones at this time.

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