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Deighton Pierce Glynn

382 CITY ROAD, LONDON, EC1V 2QA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7407 0007
Fax:
Fax 020 7837 7473
DX:
146640 ISLINGTON 4
Email:
Web:
www.dpglaw.co.uk
Bristol, London EC1V, London SE1

London: Public sector

Administrative and public law
Administrative and public law - ranked: tier 2

Deighton Pierce Glynn

Singled out as ‘one of the best claimant firms around’, Deighton Pierce Glynn is ‘absolutely committed to securing justice for its clients’. Key figures include practice head Sue Willman, discrimination expert Louise Whitfield, Zubier Yazdani, Gareth Mitchell, the ‘superb’ Jo Eggleton, and ‘dedicated and knowledgeable’ managing partner Polly Glynn; in Bristol, Adam Hundt and associate Daniel Carey are the names to note. With cutting-edge litigation as its forte, the firm has been obtaining significant victories in the Supreme Court, which included representing an unmarried woman in a crowdfunded action concerning the rights she had to her late partner’s pension and marital status discrimination. The firm also represented Medical Justice in a case centred on policies used for detaining immigrants with severe mental illnesses; the client acted as an intervenor in the disputes with Bail for Immigration Detainees, which was represented by Allen & Overy LLP. Bristol-based associate Ugo Hayter joined from Leigh Day and has ‘excellent client skills’.

Leading individuals

Louise Whitfield - Deighton Pierce Glynn

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Civil liberties and human rights
Civil liberties and human rights - ranked: tier 1

Deighton Pierce Glynn

At Deighton Pierce Glynn, the team’s ‘diligence and attention is highly impressive’, and it has a strong track record in immigration law and challenges to decisions made by local authorities. Practice head Sue Willman has ‘a real commitment to her clients as well as a high-level of technical knowledge’. Consultant Jane Deighton successfully acted for David Cary in his claim against the Metropolitan Police for its response to a homophobic hate crime. The group has also recently handled work pertaining to mental health detention, public inquiries, actions against the police, human trafficking cases and those concerning asylum seekers. The ‘dedicated, knowledgeable and expert’ Adam Hundt and discrimination law specialist Louise Whitfield represented the claimant in a successful Court of Appeal challenge against the NHS’ decision not to commission a drug that prevents HIV infection. Gareth Mitchell successfully represented Denise Brewster in a discrimination case before the Supreme Court, the claimant had been denied a survivor’s pension because she had not been married to her partner when he died; and obtained damages from an NHS trust for the deprivation of liberty of a vulnerable teenager, who had been held on a psychiatric ward for an extended period. Sarah Ricca and Polly Glynn are also noted, alongside Jo Eggleton, who represents families in an ‘unsafe system’ challenge to the regime at HMP Woodhill concerning unprecedented levels of prisoner death from self-harm.

Leading individuals

Jane Deighton - Deighton Pierce Glynn

Polly Glynn - Deighton Pierce Glynn

Sue Willman - Deighton Pierce Glynn

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Healthcare
Healthcare - ranked: tier 4

Deighton Pierce Glynn

Deighton Pierce Glynn’s practice is ‘brilliant at healthcare work that raises difficult human rights questions’, and disputes concerning immigrant rights to medical treatment and challenges to refusals to treat form a considerable part of its caseload. Recent work includes acting for an asylum seeker in a case pertaining to a hospital’s refusal by to put the client on the transplant waiting list for a kidney. The ‘bright’ Adam Hundt and Louise Whitfield, who is ‘dedicated, clever and a delight to work with’, represented the National AIDS Trust in a Court of Appeal challenge to NHS England’s decision not to commission a life-saving treatment preventing HIV infection. Hundt also represented four patients who were ineligible for free NHS treatment as a result of their immigration status. Sue Willman acted for a medical NGO, as an intervenor, in a Supreme Court appeal concerning treatment policy for mentally ill detainees. The ‘charming and super clever’ Polly Glynn ‘knows everything about everything in community care’.

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London: Real estate

Social housing: tenant
Social housing: tenant - ranked: tier 1

Deighton Pierce Glynn

Deighton Pierce Glynn’s team focuses on migrant work and housing issues relating to immigration. The group successfully obtained housing for a homeless client who is a victim of sex trafficking and previously didn’t qualify for homelessness assistance, and is advising a former Paralympic athlete and asylum seeker who was provided with accommodation by the Home Office that wasn’t suitable for her disability. The group also advises on public law housing cases and possession claims for travellers. Department head Sasha Rozansky is the key name for asylum seeker issues and has notable expertise representing trafficking victims; Sue Willman ‘has an excellent reputation’; Gareth Mitchell is ‘extremely impressive and determined’; Joanna Thomson is noted for her mental health expertise; and solicitor Sadaf Mir is the key contact for homelessness work. Polly Glynn and Adam Hundt are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Gareth Mitchell - Deighton Pierce Glynn

Polly Glynn - Deighton Pierce Glynn

Next generation lawyers

Sasha Rozansky - Deighton Pierce Glynn

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