Equality and Discrimination Solicitors

We are specialists in helping those who have faced unlawful discrimination to get justice. Our civil liberties team have the skills and experience to help with discrimination claims or challenges against service providers and public bodies. Our specialist employment law team deal with discrimination at work.

If you would like to speak to one of our team please call us on 0808 223 2891.

Request a call back.

It is unlawful to discriminate against someone because of a protected characteristic, which means:

  • Race
  • Age
  • Gender reassignment
  • Disability
  • Being married or in a civil partnership
  • Being pregnant or on maternity leave
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation

Why choose our solicitors?

Highly Experienced

Our civil liberties team has a long history of successful challenges brought on behalf of people who have suffered unlawful discrimination. If you believe you have been discriminated against, we can assist you in getting financial compensation and, in certain cases, in getting public bodies to change their decisions or policies to avoid continuing discrimination.

Legal Knowledge

Our team understands the legal complexities of these cases and has experience in challenging all kinds of bodies from local authorities and the police to government departments and private companies. We know how daunting it can be for an individual to take on a large institution and we are here to support you throughout.

Compassionate solicitors

We also understand how difficult it can be to come forward and talk about what has happened, particularly for people who have been humiliated and upset by their treatment. We are experienced at providing support and advice every step of the way.

It is unlawful to discriminate against someone because of a protected characteristic. For example, the police cannot stop and search someone simply because he is a young, black male; there must be an objective reason.

It is also unlawful to treat someone the same when they need to be treated differently because of their protected characteristic. For example, it may be unlawful to refuse to provide a lift, if that prevents disabled people from accessing facilities.

It is unlawful to victimise someone because they have complained of discrimination.

Public bodies also have to take active steps to promote equality, prevent discrimination and promote good relations between different groups. It is unlawful for those bodies to fail to have regard to this duty when carrying out their activities.

What to do if you wish to bring a claim for discrimination

  • Contact our team

Our team of highly experienced human rights solicitors can provide you with the help and advice you need. Contact us by telephone or through our online form to seek advice from our specialist team.

  • We will review your case

Once we have the information we need we will carry out a case review and contact you to let you know if we can assist you with your case. If we are able to help we will arrange a time to meet to discuss what you wish to achieve in greater detail.

  • We will help you find the best resolution

One of our specialist solicitors will help you find the best possible resolution.

We have successfully challenged various large institutions

Our cases include:

  • Successfully challenging the police for stopping and searching people due to their race.
  • Taking action against the prison service for failing to protect a homosexual prisoner from assault by homophobic inmates.
  • Suing an immigration detention centre for racial discrimination.
  • Getting a school to apologise and train staff after it excluded a pupil suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder for reasons connected with his disability.

Request a FREE callback

Fill out this form and one of the team will get back to you:

    This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

    Call us on:

    Our offices are open from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm.

    Phone:0808 231 6369
    Fax:020 7388 2106
    Address:Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors
    180 North Gower Street
    NW1 2NB