Saunders Law recognised in Chambers UK & Legal500 directories
In the Chambers UK 2022 edition, our human rights department is recognised for its expertise in the ‘police law’ category. Chambers notes that we are:
“[An] established practice particularly well known for its role in police inquests. Frequently represents the victims of assault, discrimination and misfeasance in their claims against police forces and other public bodies. Experienced acting in civil claims, IPCC investigations and judicial reviews. Frequently assists with claims involving breaches of human rights. Also well regarded for handling data protection matters related to policing.”
Partners Nia Williams and Cyrilia Knight (whom head up our human rights and public inquiries teams respectively) were both individually ranked by Chambers UK.
Nia Williams is noted as “sought after for matters relating to police misfeasance, deaths in custody and discrimination cases. ‘She is fantastic and will do whatever it akes to fight for clients’ ‘She is a pleasure to work with’”.
Cyrilia Knight is recognised as “a strong performer in inquests and inquiries as well as public law challenges and civil actions, with a particular specialism in police law.”
The Legal500 featured the team’s work in both its civil liberties & human rights and administrative and public law categories. Recognising the firm’s work on a number of high profile cases including the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, Undercover Policing Inquiry, Infected Blood Inquiry, and Hillsborough misfeasance litigation, they stated:
“Saunders Law's 'first-class' team specialises in public inquiries and inquests, with a particular focus on Article 2 inquests and challenges against decisions by the police or CPS not to prosecute defendants. On the public inquiry side, the team is currently acting for 22 core participants in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry and four core participants in the Infected Blood Inquiry. Team leader Nia Williams is highly regarded for her advocacy in cases against the criminal justice system regarding the abuse of power, discrimination claims and deaths in custody, many of which involve alleged breaches of the Human Rights Act. 'Exceptional' associate Ceri Lloyd-Hughes is recommended for her expertise in civil liberties and police misconduct litigation.”
The firm’s Chambers UK profile can be viewed here.