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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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Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I have been dealing exclusively with Clinical Negligence claims since 2007, and handle a wide range of cases including orthopaedic injuries, complex bowel perforation cases, ophthalmic cases, fatal claims and delayed cancer diagnosis cases. My specialism... Read more
Mr Guy Forster of IRWIN MITCHELL LLP in Cambridge
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Mr Phillip Gower of SIMPSON MILLAR LLP in Cardiff
Occupational disease lawyer
Asbestos disease lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Phillip joined Simpson Millar in May 2005 and set up and heads the Cardiff Office. Phillip has over 20 years expertise of conducting Personal Injury Litigation on behalf of Claimants. He specializes in industrial disease and head/brain injury claims... Read more
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Laura is an Associate in the clinical negligence department. She has specific expertise in claims involving adult brain injury. She has a particular interest in cases involving a delay in diagnosis and treatment of stroke or brain infections,... Read more
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Mr Paul Balen of FREETHS LLP in Nottingham
Clinical negligence lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Fellow
Mr Stephen Webber of HUGH JAMES in Cardiff
Personal injury - Fellow
Mr Paul Durkin of SWITALSKIS SOLICITORS LTD in Wakefield
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am Kevin Donoghue, the Solicitor Director of Donoghue Solicitors, a specialist compensation claims law firm. If you are looking for help with your accident claim, please consider instructing me and my colleagues. I am an experienced personal... Read more
Mrs Rachel Pearce of COODES LLP in Falmouth
Clinical negligence lawyer
Personal injury - Senior Litigator

All firms will probably provide the first half hour of your consultation free of charge, either by telephone or in person.


There are many circumstances where the rights and freedoms of people are denied. People tend to think of human rights violations, such as torture, taking place overseas but human rights abuses are still common in the UK. For instance, if you have been subjected to unlawful arrest or degrading treatment, or if you have been denied certain types of medical treatment you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

Examples of human rights cases

  • Abuse claims
  • Harassment claims
  • Discrimination claims
  • NHS claims
  • Claims against the police and security services
  • Claims for breach of privacy
  • Prison claims

It is strongly recommended that you should consult with two or three accredited injury lawyers before making a decision on who to instruct.