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Gus represents clients who are harmed by the unlawful actions of the police and other state agencies, including the Home Office, the Ministry of Justice and the Crown Prosecution Service.
Gus also represents clients bringing legal actions against private companies delivering services within the criminal justice system.
Many of Gus’ cases concern complaints and civil actions against the police. These include seeking accountability for clients who are:
- Unlawfully arrested or otherwise detained
- Subjected to unlawful force
- Maliciously prosecuted
- Harassed by the police, including the unlawful use of stop and search powers
- Discriminated against, including racially and disability discrimination such as the police not making reasonable adjustments to accommodate disabilities
- Subjected to treatment that breaches their legal rights, including breaches of the Human Rights Act and the Data Protection Act.
Gus also acts for the families of loved ones who die in police or prison custody, following contact with the police or as the result of failings by state agencies or private bodies.
London > Public sector > Civil liberties and human rights(Rising stars)
At Irwin Mitchell, the group is able to leverage the strength of ten city centre offices focusing on health and social care work to carve out a strong reputation for itself at the intersection of mental health and social services issues with human rights; this specialised offering is particularly attractive to disability charities referring claims under the Equality and Human Rights Acts. Within the firm, ‘each member of the team brings a different style and expertise‘ – from ‘giant in the field‘ Yogi Amin, who heads up the practice, to ‘standout‘ associate Gus Silverman, to noted senior associate Fiona McGhie. The arrival of Angela Jackman from Simpson Millar LLP in September 2021 served to further shore up the department’s capabilities.