Public authorities are required to obey the law and act rationally and fairly. We know this is not always the case and specialise in challenging decisions and securing compensation for our clients.
Our specialist Public Law and Human Rights Team are passionate about giving clear legal advice and high quality representation to people who feel they’ve been badly treated by a local or central public authority.
Meet some of our Public Law Solicitors
Victoria Pogge von Strandmann
Partner, Head of Public Law and Human RightsRead Victoria's Full Profile
Silvia Nicolaou Garcia
Senior Associate Solicitor, Public Law and Human RightsRead Silvia's Full Profile
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Why choose Simpson Millar?
We are well-known and widely recognised for our expertise across a broad range of public law including trafficking, asylum support, unlawful detention and false imprisonment, children’s and young people’s rights including children in care and care leavers, prisoner’s rights, police law, inquests, education law and vulnerable adults.
We specialise in:
- Bringing judicial review claims challenging unlawful decisions taken by public bodies.
- Bringing claims for compensation when our clients’ human rights have been infringed by public bodies.
- Representing bereaved families in inquests concerning the loss of a loved one.
We’ve also been recognised for our services in Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 in categories including Administrative and Public Law, and Human Rights and Civil Liberties.
How are claims funded?
Simpson Millar has a Legal Aid Agency contract and we can assess eligibility for Legal Aid.
We are experts in explaining how Legal Aid works and applying for it on behalf of our clients. If this doesn’t apply, we’ll be able to discuss other options for funding. This can include alternatives such as a no win no fee agreement, damages-based agreements, crowdfunding and fixed fee packages.
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Simpson Millar Solicitors are a national law firm with over 500 staff and offices in Billingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Catterick, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, London and Manchester.