Leading civil liberties firms merge

The leading civil liberties firms Deighton Guedalla and Pierce Glynn merged today. ‘We are merging because we admire each other’s work,’ commented Jane Deighton, a founding partner of Deighton Guedalla is now director of the new firm.

Deighton Pierce Glynn (as the new firm is called) will – in its words – ‘retain the ethos of both firms and use the law to enforce the rights of the disadvantaged of society, hold the state to account for its actions, challenge discrimination and fight human rights and environmental abuses’.

Deighton Guedalla is known for its discrimination work and challenging abuses of power by the police and public authorities. Polly Glynn, a founding partner of Pierce Glynn also becomes a director of the new firm. ‘Although practicing in different areas, our high quality lawyers have a strong shared set of values which is at the heart of all the work we do,’ she said. Pierce Glynn has a reputation for its public law and social welfare litigation, from challenging public service cuts for NGOs, to acting for torture and trafficking survivors.

 

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