Manveer Bhullar

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

  • 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 in relation to the Inquest into the death of Raymond Knight. See INQUEST press release here. Subsequent misconduct proceedings found an allegation of misconduct proven against an Essex Police Constable. See INQUEST press release here.