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McCue & Partners LLP is an internationally recognised human rights, international affairs and public interest law firm. It is known for its expertise in public interest litigation, international law and human rights, transitional justice and conflict/dispute resolution, cross-border asset recovery, and for its representation of and negotiation on behalf of UK prisoners abroad and political prisoners worldwide. The firm has become a valued and confidential adviser to public and private sector clients -€“ whether government (or opposition), international bodies (UN/AU), NGOs, corporates or individuals - on legal, justice, geo-political, commercial and private matters.

The firm: Jason McCue (The Law Society of England & Wales' Solicitor of the Year 2009-10) and Matthew Jury (shortlisted for the Law Society's 2013 Solicitor of the Year) founded McCue & Partners in 2011, following the end of H2O Law LLP (founded by Mr McCue in the 90s and where the team had been consistently recognised in The Legal 500 and Chambers as leaders in their field) in order to focus on human rights and international public affairs.

The firm has developed a network of renowned expert consultants in its areas of practice but also in the private security and intelligence sectors. This grants it a unique vision and broad capability for the benefit of its clients.

The firm is known for taking on difficult public interest cases on behalf of its clients. Cases against governments, rogue regimes, human rights abusers, terrorists/terrorist organisations (sponsors and financiers), and corporate malpractice and criminality have been fought and won around the world.

McCue & Partners' present and former clients include: victims of terrorism worldwide (in cases against, inter alia, IRA members, the Real IRA, HAMAS and Muammar al-Gaddafi); families of British soldiers killed in Iraq; political prisoners in, most recently, Ukraine, Belarus and South Sudan; victims of racism, harassment and discrimination by the Metropolitan Police; victims of News International phone hacking; whistleblowers against corporate malpractice and criminality; and UK prisoners abroad throughout the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.

Types of work undertaken: Litigation: the firm represents victims of terrorism, state action, negligence, crime and corporate malfeasance worldwide through innovative civil actions, as well as through negotiation and arbitration. It is expert in the gathering and analysis of complex evidence, multi-jurisdictional litigation, questions of immunity, international law, asset tracing and recovery.

Public interest and human rights: the firm is renowned for its advocacy in the public interest and the protection of victims of international crimes and other human rights violations. It has taken cases against governments, corporations and unlawful organisations around the world. Alongside traditional human rights mechanisms, the firm mounts private civil and criminal prosecutions to bring offenders to justice. The firm regularly represents victims of discrimination and harassment and has successfully protected clients with non-molestation and anti-harassment orders.

Specialist international affairs consultancy: the firm advises governments and international bodies on matters of transitional justice, rule of law capacity building, legal reform, humanitarian aid, development and reconstruction, conflict resolution, mediation and dialogue, post-conflict tracing and recovery of misappropriated assets.

Political prisoners and UK prisoners abroad: the firm has advised and represented political prisoners and their families around the world to ensure their release. The firm also has a specialist team to support, represent and return UK and foreign nationals who are unlawfully detained or facing trial overseas.

  • Number of UK partners: 2
  • Number of other UK fee-earners: 4
  • Breakdown of work %
  • Litigation: 40
  • Public interest and human rights: 25
  • Specialist consultancy: 30
  • Prisoners abroad: 5

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