Manveer Bhullar

Solicitor
Manveer Bhullar

Manveer Bhullar joined the Civil Liberties Department at ITN Solicitors in August 2018. Her practice includes bringing civil claims against the state (including police, prison, Home Office, private subcontractors & healthcare providers); representing bereaved families at inquests; representing victims of modern slavery and torture in judicial reviews and civil claims arising from their ongoing or historic immigration detention; assisting victims of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault through the relevant state authorities’ complaints process and challenging the state’s failure to conduct an effective investigation.

Manveer also provides training and pro bono advice to NGOs, campaign groups and charities.

Prior to joining ITN Solicitors, Manveer completed her training at Bhatt Murphy Solicitors where she spent three years working on civil claims against the state; judicial reviews challenging the lawfulness of immigration detention’; prison law; inquests; and the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

Manveer has a LLM in Human Rights, Conflict and Justice from SOAS University and has worked as a Legal Intern at Redress, Fair Trials International and on the Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence Project at The AIRE Centre.

Manveer is a member of the Police Action Lawyers Group, Inquest Lawyers Group; Immigration Law Practitioner’s Association, and is on the lawyers’ reference panel for the Centre for Women’s Justice.       

Prominent Cases

  • Settling a civil claim against the Metropolitan Police for assault and battery, false imprisonment, and breaches of Article 5 and 8 ECHR on behalf of a victim of domestic violence who was assaulted, arrested and detained whilst at home; and separated from her minor daughter who was left by the police with the aggressor overnight.
  • Settling a civil claim against the Metropolitan Police for assault and battery, and false imprisonment, on behalf of an individual who was arrested and detained whilst watching what the police describe was a “very good busker” in Chinatown, on her way home following the Million Mask March.
  • Settling a civil claim against a private prison provider for breaches of Article 3 and 8 ECHR on behalf of a number of prisoners whose entire wing was subjected to a full lockdown search and indiscriminate full person search and squat, contrary to national policy.
  • Settling a civil claim against the Ministry of Justice in respect of breaches of Article 9, in conjunction with Article 14 ECHR arising out of the failures of a prison to provide food which catered to a prisoner’s religious dietary requirements on two separate occasions.
  • Representing the bereaved family of Benjamin Johnson in Inquest proceedings following his death in a road traffic collision. The Inquest examined the actions of Kent Police following their contact with Mr Johnson several hours prior to the collision. Subsequent misconduct proceedings took place in respect of four police officers from Kent Police regarding allegations of misconduct but no further action was taken.
  • Successfully preventing deportation, obtaining release from immigration detention and overturning a negative reasonable grounds decision in respect of a victim of human trafficking and torture following an application for interim relief and judicial review against the Secretary of State for the Home Department.
  • Settling a civil claim against the Ministry of Justice for false imprisonment on behalf of an individual who was unlawfully detained for a period of 40 days in prison.
  • Settling a civil claim against the Home Office, for false imprisonment, on behalf of an EU national who was unlawfully detained under immigration powers, as part of Operation Nexus, whilst exercising his treaty rights to work in the UK.
  • Settling a civil claim against the British Transport Police for assault and battery, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution, on behalf of an individual who was assaulted, detained and prosecuted during his commute from work.
  • Representing the bereaved family of Raymond Knight in Inquest proceedings following his death whilst in Essex Police custody. See INQUEST press release here. Following the Inquest, the Coroner made a Prevention of Future deaths report in relation to her concerns over the position of CCTV cameras with sight into the individual holding cells. The report can be found here. Subsequent misconduct proceedings found an allegation of misconduct proven against an Essex Police Constable. See INQUEST press release here.
  • Representing the bereaved family of Justin Brown in Inquest proceedings following his death at home. The Inquest examined the actions of Suffolk Police following repeated welfare calls made by the family prior to the discovery of his body. Following the Inquest, the Coroner made a Prevention of Future deaths report in relation to her concerns over the lack of confirmed support for addiction for those discharged from James Paget University Hospital. The report can be found here.