Deighton Pierce Glynn is one of the leading civil rights and judicial review law firms in the UK.
Operating from offices in the City of London, London Bridge and Bristol, we have nine core areas of practice detailed on the expertise pages of this website. We employ some of the very best solicitors in the UK working in those practice areas. We are adept at conducting high-profile test cases and related campaigning work for individuals and organisations. We are equally committed to conducting less high-profile but no less important work for our clients, including cases which are highly confidential. We have acted in numerous leading cases up to and including the Supreme Court as well as the European Court of Human Rights.
Offering a high level of client care is an essential part of how we work. We are renown for our commitment to our clients and for our skillful and determined use of the law to achieve their objectives. As a result we receive excellent client feedback, so much so that most of our work now comes from word-of-mouth referrals whether from former clients, the NGOs and charities we work with, or from other lawyers.
Our reputation for excellence is recognised year-on-year by the Chambers and Legal 500 independent directories who obtain confidential feedback from our clients, those we work with and with our opponents. For example:
Administrative & Public Law – UK-wide: “Frequently involved in bringing high-profile challenges to the UK government’s domestic and foreign policy. They have real expertise across a wide range of public law matters … The attention to detail, level of preparation and level of intelligence and thought that goes into their work is just a step above anyone else…Their lawyers are innovative and committed, and the firm is willing to take on difficult but important public interest cases.”
Civil Liberties & Human Rights – UK-wide “Demonstrates a highly varied portfolio of claimant-focused work, ranging from the claiming of damages as a result of national security-related human rights infractions, to the litigation of subsistence and housing rights. They’re just very innovative in the way they approach legal cases…good at thinking outside the box, and they’re also very passionate and committed to human rights.”
Police Law – UK-wide: “Strong focus on cases involving claims of discrimination by the police. Advises on cases of deaths in police contact and failure to investigate domestic and sexual violence claims. Represents protestors in cases of unlawful prevention of protests. Acts in cases concerning the mistreatment of prisoners.”
Social housing – UK wide: “Highly respected team with a broad spread of public law and social housing expertise. … They are up there at the top. They are a very organised, strategic, creative firm that thinks outside the box.”
Administrative and public law: “‘excellent, hard-working and innovative’ lawyers at ‘outstanding firm’ Deighton Pierce Glynn ‘handle some of the most unique and difficult cases’. The firm regularly represents claimants in high-profile challenges”
Civil liberties and human rights: “The ‘knowledgeable and committed’ Deighton Pierce Glynn provides ‘exceptional dedication to clients’ and has ‘a very thorough and experienced practice’, with considerable expertise on actions against the police and discrimination issues.”
Social housing: “Deighton Pierce Glynn is a leading firm in social housing disputes…. extensive experience in handling complex housing litigation in the County Court, Administrative Court and higher courts….”highly experienced practitioners.”
Local government: “Claimant firm Deighton Pierce Glynn specialises in actions against local authorities and other public bodies regarding social care and housing provision. Daniel Carey has ‘a wealth of experience on human rights and civil liberties matters”