Children and vulnerable adults

Children and vulnerable adults

We have a nationally recognised reputation in defending the rights of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Our solicitors frequently give training to other lawyers on this area and our expert understanding of both the detail and overview of how the different areas of law interrelate with each other in the protection of the rights of children, young people and vulnerable adults sets us apart from other law firms.

Where a child is caught up in the UK’s immigration detention system we bring cases to challenge the age assessment, stop removal from the UK and secure the child’s release.
Some children, young people and vulnerable adults have experienced mistreatment whilst detained. They may have been held in an immigration removal centre, a prison, a mental health hospital or a care home. They may have suffered discrimination on the basis of their age, race, sex disability and sexual orientation. Some have been trafficked.  Some have died in detention and we represent their families.
We have an excellent reputation for bringing claims for compensation where vulnerable adults and children have been unlawfully detained or mistreated in detention. We also have expertise in representing vulnerable adults or their families in the Court of Protection.

At the heart of all casework that we undertake in this area is a detailed understanding of the overlapping areas of domestic and international law that protect and underpin the rights of the child and vulnerable adults. We shape our work in all our areas of expertise to suit the needs of our clients and find innovative solutions to obtain a successful outcome.
We act for individuals as well as NGOs all over England and Wales and have been involved in some of the most important case law in this area. We continue to push the boundaries for this important client group by engaging in innovative test case litigation.