Civil Liberties and Human Rights

Overview

A longstanding reputation for excellence in public inquiries and inquests, including precedent cases, has given Old Square Chambers top directory rankings in Civil Liberties & Human Rights.  We’re also known for innovative use of human rights legislation for trade unions and in professional disciplinary proceedings.

 

OUR COMMITMENT TO CIVIL LIBERTIES AND HUMAN RIGHTS

 

John Hendy QC, holder of a Liberty Lifetime Achievement Award, leads this impressive team with notable practitioners David Wilby QC,Michael Ford QC and Ben Collins QC.

High profile cases include:

  • representing the NUJ in the Leveson inquiry into press ethics, culture and practices – John Hendy QC and junior Lance Harris;
  • representing the RMT in challenging UK strike legislation under Article 11 ECHR in the European Court of Human Rights;
  • representing members of UNITE in litigation against BA in the European Court of Human Rights;
  • Deploying Article 6 (right to fair trial) of the European Convention on behalf of Consultant Cardiologist Dr Mattu in his professional disciplinary hearing.

A longstanding reputation for excellence in public inquiries and inquests, including precedent cases, has given Old Square Chambers top directory rankings in Civil Liberties & Human Rights.  We’re also known for innovative use of human rights legislation for trade unions and in professional disciplinary proceedings.

 

OUR COMMITMENT TO CIVIL LIBERTIES AND HUMAN RIGHTS

 

John Hendy QC, holder of a Liberty Lifetime Achievement Award, leads this impressive team with notable practitioners David Wilby QC,Michael Ford QC and Ben Collins QC.

High profile cases include:

  • representing the NUJ in the Leveson inquiry into press ethics, culture and practices – John Hendy QC and junior Lance Harris;
  • representing the RMT in challenging UK strike legislation under Article 11 ECHR in the European Court of Human Rights;
  • representing members of UNITE in litigation against BA in the European Court of Human Rights;
  • Deploying Article 6 (right to fair trial) of the European Convention on behalf of Consultant Cardiologist Dr Mattu in his professional disciplinary hearing.
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