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Human Rights Claims

Our expert team of Solicitors in Brighton are here to help with your Human Rights Compensation Claims.

At Dean Wilson LLP we are proud to have a highly experienced team of solicitors in Brighton who have dealt with some of the most serious and life changing types of human rights compensation claims. We work on a no win no fee basis.

Our areas of specialism

Human Rights Compensation Claims

We act for clients where their human rights have been breached in a wide range of circumstances including:

  • Breach of Art.2 (e.g. right to life)
  • Breach of Art.3 (e.g. inhuman or degrading treatment)
  • Breach of Art.5 (e.g. unlawful deprivation of liberty)

We are instructed to act for vulnerable adults, children, and those who have passed away.

Human rights claims are often linked to areas of personal injury, medical negligence, court of protection and inquests. We act for clients where there is a cross over into a number of these areas, and our expertise makes us uniquely placed to provide a complete service.

Making a Human Rights Claim


All local authorities, emergency services, schools and other state bodies have obligations and duties under the Human Rights Act 1998. What duties are owed may not always be immediately obvious and claims may involve a breach of one or more of the articles under the Human Rights Act. A breach under the Human Rights Act may occur in the following situations:

  • Failure to safeguard an individuals’ welfare by the local authority, for example if the person is known to be suicidal,
  • Failure to adequately safeguard a vulnerable adult in supported living,
  • Abuse and serious neglect within a care home or hospital,
  • Inhumane detention conditions which, for example, can be in a police cell, prison or mental health hospital, or
  • Where you are detained in a hospital, or a care home and the correct procedure has not been followed.

As a result, this may cause damage, injury and in some tragic cases even lead to loss of life. It is vital to obtain legal representation to understand whether you meet the criteria for a claim under the Human Rights Act 1998.

We have an excellent relationship with professionals to help clients and their families in all aspects of the case, including instructing barristers and introducing clients to charities who can provide support through the legal process. Through our empathetic and dedicated approach to our clients, we have built an excellent reputation as a leading specialist team throughout the south-east.

No Win No Fee Human Rights

Compensation Claims Solicitors

All our Solicitors dealing with HRA claims and Inquests are happy to work on a ‘No Win No Fee’ basis, meaning there is no financial risk to you.

The Dean Wilson team has extensive experience and is recommended by the legal publications and Chambers & Partners, and Legal 500. Alex Brown is a recognised specialist in Personal Injury and has appeared in Chambers and the Legal 500 as a result of the complex cases he has been successful in. Alex is recommended as having ‘excellent interpersonal skills’ and has a ‘calm, efficient manner and also shows empathy for a complex situation – he reassures while being realistic and honest’. Chambers and Partners 2022 ranks Alex as ‘Up and Coming’ Solicitor.

Ben Davey is also a ranked as an ‘Associate to watch’ by Chambers and Partners 2022 and a ‘Rising Star’ by The Legal 500 2022. He has reached successful outcomes in a number of complex cases and was described as ‘a truly outstanding professional – he is willing to go the extra mile and you can always rely on him to ensure clients get justice.’

To speak to a member of our experienced team of solicitors, please call 01273 249200 for free initial advice about your claim.

Frequently Asked Human Rights Compensation Claim Questions

Our solicitors in Brighton offer several services including:

If you have had your human rights and freedoms breached by public bodies who have a duty to protect your rights, you can make a claim against them. These public bodies include:

  • All local authorities
  • Emergency services
  • Schools & educational

To see if you meet the criteria to claim under the Human Rights Act 1998, please give us a free, no obligation call on 01273 249200, or email us at

Once we have assessed that there was a failure in upholding your human rights, we will assist your claim by representing you in a no win no fee basis. We recommend you get in touch with us at your earliest opportunity.

Your Human Rights Compensation Claims experts

Get to know those who are here to help you

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Ben Davey

Senior Chartered Legal Executive, Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

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Ben Davey

Senior Chartered Legal Executive, Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

Areas of Specialism

Ben is a Senior Chartered Legal Executive in the Personal Injury & Medical Negligence team. He specialises in complex personal injury and medical negligence claims, acting for the injured party or the families. He specialises in a wide range of life-changing injuries ranging from road traffic accidents, employment claims to severe injury medical negligence claims. Ben is also frequently instructed to represent families at inquest. 

Ben has dealt with a number of profile matters which have been reported in the regional, national, and international media. 

Recent Client Matters

Personal Injury

Medical Negligence


Human Rights

Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority


Ben works hard to get the best possible results for his clients. He is organised, has good analytical skills and a good eye for detail – Chambers & Partners 2024


Thinks outside the box – he sees and acknowledges my struggles – The Legal 500 2023


Years of relevant experience and can take cases forward and to successful conclusions with vigour – The Legal 500 2022


Truly outstanding professional – he is willing to go the extra mile and you can always rely on him to ensure clients get justice - Chambers and Partners 2022


Ben Davey was highly professional, diligent and constructively helpful in his explanations. Ben quickly identified the issues and provided a practical approach to deal with the issues in question and accordingly I have no hesitation in recommending him and his firm – Google review

Qualifications, Membership (& Directory Rankings)

  • Senior Chartered Legal Executive (FCilex)
  • Member of Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Headway Panel Solicitor
  • Major Trauma Signposting Partnership (Brighton)

Davey, Ben

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Tom Saady Gardiner

Paralegal, Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

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Tom Saady Gardiner

Paralegal, Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

Areas of Specialism

Tom is a Paralegal in the Personal Injury and Medical Negligence team, assisting Ben Davey and Jessica Edwards with a variety of cases ranging from minor to severe. Tom has assisted on the successful settlement of a number of cases involving severe orthopaedic and psychiatric injuries.

Recent Client Matters

  • Tom assisted in securing a successful settlement for two secondary victim claims, where the Claimants were witnessed to the aftermath of a close family member sustaining severe orthopaedic injuries arising out of a road traffic collision.
  • Tom is assisting in the ongoing Article 3 (torture & degrading treatment) & Article 8 (private & family life) group action claim for more than 120 family members of David Fuller’s mortuary victims.

Excellent! They answered all my queries and chased up with third parties where needed.

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