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Matthew Gold Matthew Gold & Co Ltd Solicitors is a leading civil liberties and judicial review law firm based in London. We are campaigning lawyers specialising in police misconduct, human rights, judicial review, civil claims against public authorities, inquests, information law, discrimination and migrant rights. We are campaigning lawyers specialising in police misconduct, human rights, judicial review, civil claims against public authorities, inquests, inquiries and redress, information law, discrimination and migrant rights.

The firm has been recognised in the Legal 500 as a leading firm; Matthew Gold and Clare Jennings are recognised as 'recommended lawyers.' We have a legal aid franchise with the Legal Aid Agency and we are committed to public funded work where available. Their knowledge of cutting-edge legal developments and procedural savviness is a golden combination.'

They are meticulous and although they can work at speed, everything is done properly and to a very high standard.' Clare Jennings is praised for being 'dedicated to achieving the best outcome, committed to pushing boundaries, and forensic in terms of looking at detail'.
Highlights

read more › At Matthew Gold & Co we have a dedicated team of lawyers who specialise in claims against public authorities. We represent clients in civil claims for damages against public authorities including police forces, the prison service, the immigration authorities and local authorities. We act for clients in a wide range of actions, including breaches of human rights, assault and battery, unlawful arrest, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, misfeasance in public office, discrimination, negligence and the unlawful retention of data & personal information.

read more › Matthew Gold & Co act for individuals bringing claims under discrimination and equality legislation, both for those experiencing difficulties in the context of their employment or in their dealings with public authorities. We are able to assist you in protecting your right not to be treated less favourably due to any of your protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010, be it your sex, age, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender re-assignment or as a result of a disability.

read more › Challenging a local authority for failing to provide any or adequate assistance for destitute migrants. Legal challenges for breach of the HRA can be brought either as individual claims or together with other legal causes of action. We use the law in an inventive and creative way. Our expertise in civil claims, public law and human rights makes us uniquely placed to provide a complete service. Recommended for Public Law and Civil Liberties & Human Rights in the 2016 Legal 500 Directory.

read more › Public and private bodies hold huge quantities of personal information and what they do with that data can have serious consequences for an individual. With rapid technological advancements, the protection of personal information has never been more important. At Matthew Gold & Co we have particular expertise in this rapidly changing area of law. We have acted for claimants in private and public law claims involving issues around the handling of their data, and have successfully secured damages for clients and the deletion or correction of their personal information.

read more › Our dedicated team of lawyers specialise in righting the wrongs of public authorities, including at inquests, public inquiries and redress schemes. We have an excellent record of obtaining successful outcomes for clients, meaning that the lessons can be learned and hopefully future wrongs avoided. We use the law in an inventive and creative way, often taking on cases which are challenging and difficult. Attending an inquest following the death of a family member will be a difficult and painful process for anyone, especially if that person died in particularly distressing circumstances.

read more › At Matthew Gold & Co our lawyers have a wealth of experience in acting for claimants in public law and judicial review challenges. Our team is recommended by Legal 500 for our 'wide range' of public law work. Public law and in particular judicial review (FAQs) is the legal mechanism for challenging decisions taken by public bodies. It is one of the ways in which a public body can be held to account for its actions. Our solicitors have extensive experience of bringing successful judicial review and other public law claims in a broad range of areas and against a wide range of public bodies.

read more › We act for victims of abuses of power and unlawful acts by the police. These cases offer vital redress for those who have suffered as a result of unlawful activity and are instrumental in ensuring that the police are held to account for these actions. Police officers, when carrying out their duties, may act unlawfully. These unlawful actions may be minor or more serious but they often have important consequences for the victims. The police complaint process is an important mechanism by which police officers can be held to account, although there are persistent concerns about the quality and independence of investigations.

read more › Matthew Gold & Co has played a key role in promoting and protecting the rights of refugees and migrants. Refusals by local authorities to undertake assessments and provide accommodation and financial support to destitute migrant families, pursuant to their duties and powers under section. 17 of the Children Act 1989. Refusal to put in place appropriate care packages or provide accommodation for disabled migrant adults. The adequacy of support provided to asylum seekers, in particular the care of unaccompanied asylum seeking children.

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