European & International Law

We are well known for our expertise in European law.

The European Court of Human Rights is the international court set up in 1959 that rules on individual or State applications alleging violations of the civil and political rights set out in the European Convention on Human Rights. In more than fifty years the Court has delivered more than 10,000 judgments. These are binding on the contracting states and have led governments to amend their legislation in order to comply with judgments. The Court’s case law makes the Convention a powerful living instrument for meeting new challenges and consolidating the rule of law and democracy in Europe.

Since our office was established 1979, we continue to be successful in vindicating and confirming our clients’ rights through ECHR judgments which find the UK government to be in breach of its obligations under various Articles of the Convention. These judgments are key to securing our clients’ rights and ensuring that those responsible for violations are held to account.