Award winning public law and human rights solicitor Daniel Carey has joined Deighton Pierce Glynn’s Bristol Office, to develop their human rights and international law team. The move signals an increased focus by DPG on challenging human rights and environmental abuses which take place abroad.
Previously at Public Interest Lawyers, Daniel worked on high profile domestic and European human rights cases, many of which related to human rights abuses including torture, committed by the British army and intelligence services in Iraq and Afghanistan. Daniel also worked on the Baha Mousa Public Inquiry and was solicitor for the victims in the Al-Sweady Public Inquiry. Daniel brings a wealth of knowledge of using international law in domestic courts.
Daniel also has substantial experience in public law challenges to local and national government, particularly those based on human rights and equalities law. He has acted in successful challenges to library closures in Surrey, Gloucestershire and Somerset (for which he was named Times Lawyer of the Week) and Ministry of Justice alterations to legal aid funding, amongst others. Before practising in domestic public law, Daniel worked as an international observer/accompanier in Guatemala with the human rights NGO Peace Brigades International, and on death penalty cases in Louisiana, USA with the charity Reprieve.
Daniel received the Law Society New Solicitor of the Year award in 2007 for his work in Guatemala. He also received the Peter Duffy Award from Liberty and JUSTICE in 2009 for his work at Public Interest Lawyers. The award recognizes the work of a young human rights lawyer or campaigner.