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Civil Liberties and Human Rights

Masters deal with a wide range of civil liberties and human rights matters, including some of the highest profile claims and substantial Group Litigation.  We are regularly instructed by some of the recognised leaders in the fields of civil liberties and human rights. We are renowned for our attention to detail, our proactive approach to costs and our ability to give early advice and evaluation. Our team has in-depth knowledge and extensive experience of working in these areas, including advocacy in high quantum complex cases. We are ideally placed to assist you in any requirement.

Our team can provide advice at any stage in the case and can work as part of your wider team to assist with funding issues and costs budgeting.  We can deliver quickly and efficiently providing a highly professional and dedicated service. The Civil Liberties team often act in cases involving lengthy Inquest proceedings and IPCC complaint proceedings and acted in the leading authority of Matthew & Roach v The Home Office which determined that these costs were “of and incidental to” the litigation and therefore recoverable in principle.

We handle the costs arising from actions against the police, prison service and public bodies, which are often high profile and sensitive cases concerning issues such as, wrongful conviction, unlawful detention, deaths in custody, sex and race discrimination, judicial review and corporate governance. 


Ian Walton (Partner)

  • ACL

    Association of Costs Lawyers

    HM Court & Tribunal Service

    British and Irish Legal Information Institute

    Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • CJC

    Civil Justice Council

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