Protecting children’s rights – law firms with expertise in human rights and/or community care

Getting help from a lawyer can ensure children and young people receive what they are legally entitled to; it can challenge inaction and unwelcome decisions of public authorities (such as refusals to provide a service or delays to fulfilling duties); and lead to compensation for rights breaches.

Helping children and young people to access independent legal advice is part of effective advocacy. This is recognised in the national standards for the provision of children’s advocacy services, which is statutory guidance (see standard 2).


Below, we list law firms that have been recognised for their work in the field of human rights and/or community care law.

This list is organised in alphabetical order and is based on publicly available information, such as the public ranking of law firms called ‘The Legal 500’.

Bhatt Murphy Solicitors
This law firm is based in London though lawyers work with clients in all parts of the country.

Contact: 
Telephone: 020 7729 1115
Email: mail@bhattmurphy.co.uk (you can also send them a message using an online form).

Bindmans
This law firm is based in London though lawyers work with clients in all parts of the country.

Contact: 
Telephone: 020 7833 4433 
Email: info@bindmans.com (you can also send them a message using an online form). 

DPG – Deighton Pierce Glynn
This law firm is based in London and Bristol though lawyers work with clients in all parts of the country.

Contact: 
Telephone: 020 7407 0007
Email: mail@dpglaw.co.uk (you can also send them a message using an online form). 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors
This law firm has offices around the country, including in Birmingham, Bradford, Leeds, Leicester, London, Luton, Manchester, Northampton and Peterborough (for the full list see here) though lawyers work with clients in all parts of the country.

Contact: 
Telephone: 033 3772 0409
Email: you can contact them using an online form. 

Irwin Mitchell
This law firm has offices around the country, including in Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Leeds, London, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Newbury, Newcastle, Sheffield and Southampton (for the full list see here) though lawyers work with clients in all parts of the country.

Contact: 
Telephone: 0808 231 7386
Email: you can contact them using an online form.

Leigh Day
This law firm has offices in London, Birmingham, Chesterfield, Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle. As with the law firms above, lawyers work with clients in all parts of the country.

Contact: 
Telephone: 020 7650 1200
Email: you can contact them using an online form.

Simpson Millar
This law firm has offices in Billingham, Bristol, Catterick, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, London and Manchester. As with the law firms above, lawyers work with clients in all parts of the country.

Contact: 
Telephone: 0808 239 3713
Email: you can contact them using an online form.

IMPORTANT

Article 39 does not recommend or endorse any individual law firm or firms.

The list above is designed to make it easier for children and young people, their advocates and others who support them, to identify and contact law firms who have experience and expertise in protecting the rights of children and vulnerable adults, including by challenging the decisions and actions of public authorities.

As a children’s rights charity, Article 39 has an existing relationship with some of the law firms listed.