31 August 2016 - Public Interest Lawyers ceases trading
With effect from 12.30hrs on 31 August 2016 PIL will no longer be trading.
This means that PIL will no longer be offering legal services and/or advice.
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Public law is that part of law which governs relationships between individuals and the government, and those relationships between individuals which are of direct concern to society.
Human Rights Law
Human rights law is the body of international law designed to promote and protect human rights at the international, regional, and domestic levels.
International law is the set of rules generally regarded and accepted as binding in relations between states and between nations. It serves as a framework for the practice of stable and organized international relations.
- 20MayBy Ben Farmer, Defence Correspondent, The Telegraph 18th May 2016 Three British soldiers have admitted they were wrong to leave an Iraqi boy to drown in a canal after arresting him for looting. Ahmed Jabbar Kareem...29Apr
Court Of Appeal Upholds High Court’s Declaration Of Incompatibility Of Act Of Parliament With The Right To A Fair TrialThe Court of Appeal has today upheld the 4 July 2014 decision of Mrs Justice Lang DBE in the High Court that the Jobseekers (Back to Work Schemes) Act 2013 is incompatible with the right...
- 27AprSummary The law on abortion criminalises women and is a violation of international human rights law.  Introduction Abortion is contentious and divisive. Even the language used is highly emotionally charged with differing descriptors of...7AprPublic Interest Lawyers (PIL) can confirm that the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has decided to make a referral to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) for matters related to the Al-Sweady Inquiry. It will in due...
- 22MarSouthampton University professors claim free speech at stake as they challenge costs imposed for security at conference on Israel by Owen Bowcott, Legal Affairs Correrspondent, The Guardian Two professors who were asked to stump up...2FebCampaigners warn British legal system’s long-standing tolerance towards non-violent action is under threat By Tom Bawden – The Independent, Tuesday 2 February 2016 A judge has been urged not to act on her threat...
- 25JanMore than 1,500 cases of unlawful killing and abuse have been passed to the Iraq Historic Allegations Team established by the MoD By Jonathan Owen – The Independent, Friday 22 January 2016 David Cameron is...25JanDavid Cameron denounces Putin’s contempt for the law – yet he proposes to exempt British troops from legal accountability By Nick Cohen – The Guardian Online, 23rd January 2016 I supported the second Iraq war. It...
- 22JanPIL notes that the Prime Minister says he is “deeply concerned at the large number of spurious claims being made against members of our armed forces.” It is PIL’s contention that there is no evidential...20JanActivist Kate Wilson wins payout for undercover relationship By Joana Ramiro – The People’s Daily Morning Star, 20th January 2016 Environmental activist Kate Wilson won her High Court case against Scotland Yard yesterday, after her...
... We have enormous sympathy and the greatest respect for those who have acted with such determination and industry on behalf of the claimant ... the case has been conducted with great skill and very considerable restraint and economy ...
... We cannot part with this case without paying tribute to the claimants' legal advisers who, although greatly outnumbered by the Secretary of State's legal team, have persisted with their requests for disclosure skilfully and with commendable determination.
… All that is then necessary to say before leaving this appeal is that in my view the claimants’ lawyers, and particularly Mr. Phil Shiner, have rendered a valuable public service in bringing forward their clients’ claims and prosecuting them with such conspicuous skill and vigour.
PIL is an extraordinary firm of solicitors, who must be - certainly should be, the pride of the legal profession ...
Actions Against the Police
Police misconduct can affect anyone. If you’ve been the victim of wrongful arrest, assault or discrimination by the police, or if you believe your civil liberties have been infringed, we can help you ...