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Human Rights solicitors

Ramsdens’ human rights solicitors have several decades of experience in helping people who believe a public body has acted unlawfully or infringed their rights. We are experts in this complex field and are able to help you.

Our legal experts will assist you to access the legal options available to you and seek justice for mistreatment. We have been providing legal services to the people of Yorkshire and further afield for more than a century, and have the knowledge required to help you.

Contact our human rights lawyers today by calling 01484 821 500, or complete our online contact form and we will be in touch at a time that is convenient for you.

How our human rights solicitors can help you

The Human Rights Act of 1998 is part of English law and guarantees the rights and freedoms of all people in society. Some of the rights in this legislation include:

  • The right to a private life
  • The right to life
  • Freedom from discrimination or harassment
  • Access to healthcare and medication

If you believe that these rights have been taken away from you, we could help you to make a claim. Our expert human rights lawyers have many years of experience in representing people who have suffered abuses in areas such as:

This is an extremely complex area of the law and it is important to seek assistance from a knowledgeable human rights solicitor who can help you every step of the way.

Why choose Ramsdens?

At Ramsdens Solicitors, we have more than 100 years of experience in helping people who have suffered due to injustice. We are proud of this history and are well known for our commitment to every client that we work with.

We regularly work with vulnerable adults and children on human rights matters where there have been failures by individuals working for the state. Our cases include:

  • Misconduct by those protecting persons in custody. This can include in detention centres, prisons, mental health hospitals, care homes etc.
  • Breaches of human rights due to public authority failings e.g. care, education etc.
  • Misuse of personal data
  • Unlawful detention under the Mental Health Act
  • Unlawful deprivation of a person’s liberty

Our extensive experience in this area means that we are perfectly placed to help you, no matter what your circumstances may be. We have a proven track record of great service and will work tirelessly to support you.


How will my case be funded?

Our solicitors can help you to access any legal aid that is available for your case. We provide a free, no-obligation consultation that will help you to determine your next steps. Speaking to our team of human rights lawyers will help you to determine the best course of action, as well as any funding options available to you at this time.

What should I do if I have suffered human rights infringement by a public body?

Public bodies must abide by the Human Rights Act 1998, including the NHS, local authorities, prisons and the police. A child or vulnerable adult must be given the same rights and freedoms as everyone in society, and where they are not offered this it will be considered an infringement of their human rights.

What is the Mental Capacity Act 2005?

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is a piece of legislation which under certain circumstances authorises a public body to take away a person’s freedom. Recent case law suggests that where a person lacks capacity to consent to residing in a care home or receiving treatment in hospital, where they will be under constant supervision and control and will not be free to leave, they are deprived of their liberty. This deprivation of liberty must be authorised by way of a Standard Authorisation, sometimes called a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Standard Authorisation.

The guidance suggests that when a placement is sourced for a vulnerable person, it should be the least restrictive option to maximise their independence, with safety being the paramount concern.

However, there are occasions when public organisations have acted unlawfully or not followed the provisions contained within the Human Rights Act or the Mental Capacity Act, when working with members of society. This can be devastating for the person affected and their families.

Contact us

Speak to a knowledgeable and experienced human rights solicitor today by contacting Ramsdens Solicitors. Either call us on 01484 821 500, or complete our online enquiry form and we will contact you at a time that is suitable for you.