Human rights law is a highly specialised areas and our Solicitors have in-depth experience defending clients’ human rights.
Our human rights law team is headed by Rupinder Kaur Matharu. This area of law requires meticulous preparation, intelligent research, and the ability to work with Counsel on complex issues.
“I highly recommend MTG Solicitors. Very professional and efficient. From the first interaction to the last I feel I was in good hands. I believe that I achieved the result I wanted because of the well-informed advice given. Very professional work ethic and I am very happy with the outcome.”
Rupinder and her team are scrupulous in their preparation and case management. As a firm, we have achieved the Lexcel accreditation from the Law Society. The Lexcel accreditation is held by only 1,637 law firms in England and Wales (out of approximately 11,000 firms). It demonstrates that MTG Solicitors has met the demanding standards required in the areas of client care, information management, file and case management, among others.
What are human rights?
Human rights are protected in the UK under the Human Rights Act 1998, which implements the provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). If you are in the UK you are protected by the ECHR, even if you are in the country unlawfully.
Some human rights are absolute. For example, there is no lawful reason for the government to torture you (Article 3 ECHR). However, some rights can be limited so as not to affect other people’s human rights or prevent the government from protecting its economy or the security of its citizens. An example of a limited right is the right to private and family life (Article 8 ECHR).
How can MTG Solicitors assist with human rights law?
We can advise and represent you on the following matters:
Article 3 ECHR
Article 3 ECHR provides: “No one shall be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.”
In terms of immigration law, the Home Office cannot return you to a country if doing so would result in your Article 3 rights being breached.
Our human rights law team understands how serious and frightening the threat of torture and/or degrading treatment is. We have the experience required to advise and represent you before the First-Tier Tribunal if you are at risk of being sent back to a country where your Article 3 rights are at risk.
If your Article 3 rights have been breached in the UK, for example, if you experienced torture or inhuman or degrading treatment in police custody, we will fight tenaciously to ensure you receive an appropriate remedy.
Article 8 ECHR
The right to private and family life affects matters relating to immigration, family, and housing law, amongst others. Although this right is not absolute, public bodies must act proportionately in balancing the “interests of national security, public safety or the economic well-being of the country, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others” and your right to private and/or family life.
We will ensure a robust argument outlining your Article 8 rights is presented to the relevant public body and use our considerable resources, including access to some of the best human rights Barristers in the UK, to ensure your Article 8 rights are protected or any breach is remedied.