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TOP tier recommendations
London: Public sector
Within Administrative and public law, tier 4
‘An excellent firm’, Bhatt Murphy Solicitors specialises in claims against the state, and typical clients include prisoners, immigration detainees, NGOs and victims of crime. Tony Murphy and Fiona Murphy are ‘leading experts in police misconduct’, and Raju Bhatt is ‘one of the most experienced and respected solicitors in the field’. Mark Scott is ‘a superb litigator’.
Within Civil liberties and human rights, Bhatt Murphy Solicitors is a first tier firm,
Bhatt Murphy Solicitors is ‘extraordinary in the amount of cutting-edge litigation it conducts’, and ‘excels in civil liberties’. ‘No-one approaches it’ in the field of prison law, but it is also ‘top of the field for immigration’ through Mark Scott. Hamish Arnott has ‘a superb mind’, and Fiona Murphy, Tony Murphy, Raju Bhatt and Simon Creighton are all highly recommended.
The Administrative and public law table ranks claimant and commercial firms together. Of the City firms, Herbert Smith LLP, Hogan Lovells International LLP and Baker & McKenzie LLP provide strong representation of commercial clients, while Bindmans LLP and Leigh Day & Co remain leaders on the claimant side. The latter two also have market-leading human rights and civil liberties practices, where other renowned firms include Bhatt Murphy Solicitors, Tuckers Solicitors and the newly merged Deighton Pierce Glynn. Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP and Eversheds LLP each have recognised expertise in public inquiries, and Trowers & Hamlins LLP and Clifford Chance are among the leaders for public affairs work.