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Lexent Partners Ltd is a law practice with a difference. We operate in specialised areas of the law enabling us to obtain the best results for our clients.

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  • Human Rights Law

    Introduction

    Specialist expertise advising individuals fearlessly and independently; practical guidance and advice to employers and institutions of their obligations in this little understood area.

     

    This aspect of the practice is led by one of the foremost lawyers in this area in the UK, Mark McGhee. He is a fierce advocate on behalf of those individuals who have been culpably mistreated by the State, ranging from military personnel to individuals who have been abused but who do not have capacity.

    He has achieved a number of landmark results and continues to forge the development of this area of the law on behalf of his clients. The practice is strengthened by the addition of Doug Feery, an expert in this area of the law who frequently trains and advises Care and Nursing Home operators and staff on this increasingly complex area of the law. The areas in which his practice has particular expertise includes:

    • Claims for victims and their families against Public Authorities seeking damages and declarations under the Human Rights Act
    • Claims on behalf of children, individuals, including those who lack capacity who have suffered sexual and other abuse
    • Claims on behalf of individuals detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended)
    • Acting on behalf of families and the estates of the deceased in high profile Inquests
    • Pursuing claims on behalf of individuals culpably injured by the State.
    • Advising Care and Nursing Home operators and staff

    Services

    Advising Care Homes

    The practice is ideally placed to provide advice and assistance to Care and Nursing Homes on the issues arising out of the Human Rights Act and related legislation and regulation emanating from Government given the expertise and experience that the practice has on behalf of claimants.

     

    We are able to provide advice to Care, Nursing Homes and other related institutions regarding compliance with relevant legislation, including Mental Capacity Act, Mental Health Acts, Equality Act, Data Protection Act as well as Health & Safety.

    Claims under the Human Rights Act & Related Litigation

    This area of practice not only requires a comprehensive understanding of the law but the ability to be sensitive to the very human issues that affect the victims of abuse of whatever form and their families.

     

    The practice has developed a particular specialism on the issue of deprivation of liberty for individuals within the Care and Nursing Home environments and the area of exemplary damages for abuse. The firm’s expertise includes:

    • Claims for victims and their families against Public Authorities seeking damages and declarations under the Human Rights Act.
    • Examples are, acting for the family of Jordon Begley at his inquest where the jury delivered a detailed Conclusion which included a number of criticisms of individual officers serving in the greater Manchester Police Force.

     

    This has led to the Independent Police Complaints Commission applying to Court to seek the revision of its own findings into the death of Jordon Begley

    • A further example of his work relates to an individual who lacked capacity and who was the victim of physical and verbal abuse of a resident at a Nursing Home. A landmark award of exemplary damages was obtained from the Court in the recent decision of In re Schwarz
    • Numerous proceedings have been pursued in the Court of Protection including the leading decisions of G v Manchester City Council and Re YA
    • Mark Mcghee represented Daniel Martin in his War Pensions Tribunal claim which resulted in the MoD acknowledging the existence of Gulf War Syndrome
    • There have been numerous appearance before various tribunals as well as applications for Judicial Review pursued against decisions of a variety of public bodies

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