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  1. Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) – Leading sets
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Blackstone Chambers is a β€˜phenomenal set’ with barristers who are β€˜universally effective’ in the area of civil liberties and human rights. Members receive regular instructions from the government and have been involved in cases concerning issues from extraordinary rendition, to the detention of protestors, to the quality of London’s air. In 2017, Ivan Hare QC and Ben Jaffey QC took silk, and Nathalie Lieven QC joined from Landmark Chambers.

β€˜One of a small handful of sets that really excels in actions against the police’, Matrix Chambers is β€˜still the best set for big claimant human rights work’. With a litany of Supreme Court appearances in 2016 and 2017, chambers has been involved in cases involving foreign detention and extradition, police whistleblowing and sexual discrimination.

With a huge variety of human rights experience, Doughty Street Chambers has some particularly skilled members dealing with protest law and claims against the police. Recent high-profile work includes the landmark Supreme Court test case concerning the status of UK abortion rights for Northern Ireland residents.

Garden Court Chambers is β€˜a strong, claimant-friendly chambers dealing with high-profile actions against the police and state, as well as inquests’. The set’s recent workload includes a Supreme Court dispute concerning the privacy of transgender persons, ECHR cases (one of which involved forced labour) and the headline Hillsborough inquest.

11KBW delivers β€˜impressive depth of expertise coupled with excellent client service’. Members act for individuals whose rights have been violated, in addition to human rights organisations. New silk Jonathan Moffett QC appeared before the Supreme Court in a question of housing protection under Article 8.

39 Essex Chambers handles a wide range of human rights issues and β€˜nearly always has an expert available at short notice, even for complex matters’. Lisa Giovannetti QC acted for the government in a test case considering the Article 8 and child welfare.

Brick Court Chambers handles a good mix of claimant and defendant work. Paul Bowen QC was involved in the death row appeals challenging the constitutionality of mandatory death penalties in Trinidad for people with mental disorders.

Landmark Chambers is an β€˜excellent set with real strength in EU law and the interface with social assistance benefits’. Indeed, Charles Banner appeared in a Supreme Court case regarding the conditions under which a non-EU resident acting as a primary carer for an EU national is entitled to the same social benefits as UK citizens.

With β€˜a number of really excellent barristers’, Monckton Chambers has seen increased involvement in domestic human rights and discrimination cases. Additionally, Ian Wise QC and Steve Broach acted for the intervener in an important case questioning whether children’s anonymity in criminal proceedings expires on their 18th birthday.

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