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Human rights compensation lawyers

Human rights

The UK Human Rights Act 1998 sets out rights and freedoms, such as the right to a fair trial, the right not to be tortured, the right to privacy and the right to not be discriminated against on grounds of sex, race, colour, language, religion or your political views. All public bodies (such as courts, the police, local governments and hospitals) must comply with your rights under the Human Rights Act.

In general the time limit for bringing a personal injury claim is three years. However, human rights claims should be issued in the court within one year. In some cases a claim is possible outside the time-limit, but generally speaking the sooner you seek legal advice, the better. Only specialist accredited human rights lawyers are listed on this page.

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Mr Patrick Sheridan of MCEVOY SHERIDAN SOLICITORS INCORPORATING SHERIDAN & CO SOLICITORS in Downpatrick
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Mr Paul Balen of FREETHS LLP in Nottingham
Clinical negligence lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Fellow
Paul graduated with a first in law at Peterhouse, Cambridge.  He qualified as a solicitor in 1977 and became a partner in what is now Freeths in 1980. He is now a Consultant. A Past President of both the Nottinghamshire Law and the... Read more
Mrs Rachel Pearce of COODES LLP in Falmouth
Clinical negligence lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am a medical negligence specialist with my expertise recognised by accreditations with both the Law Society and APIL.  I represent clients in all areas of medical negligence, including surgical error, misdiagnosis and substandard nursing and... Read more
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am Head of Osbornes Medical Negligence & Child Abuse Department. I handle a mix of medical negligence work and personal injury claims, with a particular interest in birth injuries, brain injuries, complex medical claims including spinal... Read more
Mrs Kerstin Scheel of ROYDS WITHY KING LLP in Bath
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am a Senior Associate Solicitor specialising in Clinical Negligence claims. I am based in Canterbury and work for Girlings solicitors, which provides expert specialist medical negligence advice in Kent. We are a group of experienced lawyers... Read more
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
Gordon Dalyell qualified as a solicitor in 1990, and joined Digby Brown, as a partner, in 1998. He heads up the Network Department. He has wide experience in dealing with many areas of personal injury, including accidents at work, and road traffic... Read more
Ms Mary Smith of NOVUM LAW in Bristol
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Mary is Head of Medical Negligence, Serious Personal Injury and Inquests at Novum Law, Bristol.  She has particular expertise in cases giving rise to declarations under the Human Rights Act. Mary believes, passionately, in the valuable role... Read more