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Civil Liberties & Public Law

Civil Liberties & Public Law

Our Civil Liberties and Public Law specialists have exceptional experience in judicial review cases for over twenty years.

Our team are nationally recognised as specialists in this area with excellent connections to leading barristers’ chambers. You can have confidence that your case will be handled efficiently and with regular updates in what can be a very fast paced area of law.

Everyone has rights and we expect these to be upheld. But what happens when the people you expect to help you are actually the ones who have left you feeling like you have been wronged?

What do you do when a decision has been made by a public authority such as the local council, police force etc that you feel is unlawful and violates your rights?

Whilst you may feel that you are powerless against such authorities we can help you enforce your rights. .

Professional legal advice can’t always stop the injustice occurring but it can give help you obtain justice in the end.

Our Civil Liberties and Public Law specialists can help with:

2 steps to contacting Howells:

Step 1

Call our New Enquiry Team on 0114 249 66 66 or email [email protected] for an initial chat about your situation.

Step 2

We’ll listen carefully to you, clarify what you’re trying to achieve, and then explain if and how we can help you. We will take some initial information and liaise with a legal professional regarding your case. If it looks like we can help, we will book you in for a consultation with a legal professional.

The Team

Our expert team, led by one of the brightest lawyers of his generation, Peter Mahy, specialises in human rights challenges and has regularly taken cases to the highest level, including the European Court of Human Rights.

Our success in challenging the UK government on the retention of DNA and other samples from people who had not been convicted of any crime led to media attention around the world and was recognised as a major victory for human rights.

We also have a highly experienced inquests team and have represented many families in their search for truth and justice for loved ones.

Legal 500

The department is highly recommended by Legal 500 2022 edition who say;

“Howells’ work includes actions against the police, judicial reviews, prisoner’s rights issues, death in custody matters, mental health tribunals, inquests and criminal law challenges. The firm has also been active in Human Rights Act test cases in the House of Lords and Supreme Court. Practice head Peter Mahy covers a range of matters in the area, notably judicial reviews, inquests, police misconduct matters and injunctions in protestor cases.”

“Howells are committed to the individual seeking redress against large corporations or the state. They act for ordinary people who find themselves in difficult situations, and are committed to trying to remove the difficulties that ordinary people have in getting justice.”

Claire Carratt
Legal Secretary
0114 249 6608
Peter Mahy
Managing Partner
0114 249 6634
Philippa Matthews
0114 249 6649