Home Office Claims

If you have suffered ill-treatment and/or have been unlawfully detained by immigration authorities, we can assist you in obtaining justice by pursuing a complaint for disciplinary proceedings and/or bringing civil proceedings for damages against the Home Office.

Our experienced solicitors understand the trauma that can result from unlawful treatment at the hands of those in positions of authority and are able to deal sensitively with the difficult issues that arise, advising and supporting you throughout the legal process.

We have many years of experience in bringing successful claims against the Home Office, these may include for assault or other ill treatment, negligence and/or false imprisonment due to unlawful detention.

Some examples of our most high-profile cases are as follows:

  • R (Jalloh (formerly known as Jollah) v SSHD [2020] UKSC 4 – We acted for Mr Jollah in his landmark test case on the scope of the tort of false imprisonment and potential alignment with Article 5 ECHR.
  • Windrush claims – We are advising in relation to the Home Office’s Windrush compensation scheme and related legal matters.
  • N and R (a child) v Home Office – We assisted a woman and her daughter who had been unlawfully detained by immigration authorities following a dawn raid at their home and had been threatened with removal. This was despite the fact that the daughter had a British passport. We secured damages of £40,000 plus an apology.
  • D v Home Office – We obtained damages of £250,000 plus an apology on behalf of a woman who was unlawfully detained for 29 days and suffered resultant loss of earnings.

At Saunders Law, we’re dedicated to protecting civil liberties and restoring the balance of power between the state and individuals. We’re well-known for our high-profile work and tirelessly fighting our clients’ corners.

We are ranked as a leading firm in The Legal 500 for Civil Liberties and Human Rights, and Administrative and Public Law, and in Chambers & Partners for Police Law: Mainly Claimant.

Our expert team will be happy to discuss your claim further, please contact us today.

Call us on 020 7632 4300 or make an enquiry online.