Public Law & Human Rights
‘Wilson Solicitors are really at the top of the game in the civil liberties and human rights field.'
We know that when you are on the wrong end of a government decision, be it national or local, you will feel confused, concerned, and anxious to know if the decision is lawful or not. Our public law department is here to help, and to seek redress for any loss you have suffered.
We have a wide range of experience in advising on the lawfulness of government decisions and bringing legal proceedings against government in order to ensure it acts within the law. Our team regularly brings public law challenges against government decisions – notably through Judicial Review proceedings, where the court is asked to review whether a decision is lawful or not. We also assist clients to seek damages from the state where it has acted unlawfully. We team up with some of the best barristers in the country to bring these challenges. We also train and run workshops externally on our areas of expertise.
We have succeeded in winning substantial damages for many individuals who have been the victims of unlawful government action. We have a particular reputation for bringing actions against the Home Office for the unlawful detention of individuals and for victims of human trafficking. We also have significant experience in community care matters, securing support from local authorities for adults with care needs, families without recourse to public funds, age-disputed children and care leavers. We also advise on bringing actions against the police and the prison service.
We hold Legal Aid Agency contracts in Public Law, Community Care and Actions Against the Police so free legal aid may be available to you if you are on a very low income including where you are detained or imprisoned. If you are not eligible for legal aid we offer competitive private rates and can explore alternative funding options with you.
We have 30 years of experience and our team is recommended in the Legal 500 and Chambers directories. We understand that every person and situation is different, which is why we offer tailored services to best meet your needs. We can arrange to meet in person at your convenience, or take instructions remotely by telephone or a virtual meeting. We offer diagnostic appointments to help you to decide how you would like your case to be run and our friendly and approachable team are on hand to guide you through the process, every step of the way.
We are very happy to receive enquiries for cases that fall within our areas of expertise. Our referral form below is designed to capture the information we are likely to need to decide whether we can take a case on.
If you have any difficulty completing the form, please contact us on email@example.com or 020 8808 7535 and we will obtain the necessary information through a telephone consultation.