We are an unashamedly political group of lawyers, committed to access to justice and representation without fear or favour. We represent individuals and challenge breaches of human rights and civil liberties by states. Our work includes human rights, criminal defence, terrorism, war crimes, actions against the police, discrimination, immigration and asylum, and housing law.
As English barristers, we specialise in court advocacy and legal advice. Our best-known lawyer is Michael Mansfield QC. His cases include the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes by the police as a suspected suicide bomber, the Bloody Sunday Inquiry, the Killing of the TV presenter Jill Dando, the killing of black teenager Stephen Lawrence, the inquiry into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, the "Birmingham Six", who were wrongly convicted of terrorist offences, Ruth Ellis the last woman to be hanged in Britain, and Iraqi dissidents who hijacked an aeroplane to flee Saddam Hussein.
We are a diverse group of individuals committed to the highest standards of legal advice and representation to the most vulnerable members of society, both in the UK and abroad. Many are deeply engaged in campaigning, fundraising, politics and public life. Despite our "radical" reputation, many of our members have become judges, politicians and held important positions.
See also: http://www.tooks.co.uk