Civil liberties and human rights


Civil liberties are the rights and freedoms of the individual recognised by a particular country while human rights are fundamental rights considered to be universal to all people.  The Human Rights Act 1998 significantly expanded the scope to challenge decisions made by public bodies by making it unlawful for them to act incompatibly with provisions of the European Convention on Human rights.

Civil liberties and human rights cases are among the most important cases going through the Courts as they protect the balance of interests between an individual’s rights and the State.

Axiom members regularly act in cases raising civil liberties and human rights issues in a variety of subject areas and at all levels of the court and tribunal system.  You can rely on our counsel for strategic thinking and innovative use of advocacy to advance your cause.  Robust advocacy and technical insight into the relevant aspects of public law, regulation and traditional litigation all combine to give our clients a distinct advantage.

Axiom is “respected for its broad expertise in civil liberties” Chambers & Partners.