Human Rights

“He has an enormous grasp of the law; his written pleadings and arguments are thorough.” (Legal 500 2021)

“He’s calm and calculated.” (Chambers & Partners 2021)

“Jeremy is a smooth operator in court.” “He is clever, sees all the angles and is reasonable. He will tell you if an argument won’t fly.” (Chambers & Partners 2017)

“A highly praised advocate who comes recommended for his significant experience in all aspects of human rights cases. He places an emphasis on health law and is a recognised expert in mental health, the Health and Social Care Act and cases concerning the right to treatment for patients.” (Chambers & Partners 2016)

“He is a good, reliable and effective advocate.” (Chambers & Partners 2015)

“He is an excellent, thorough and enthusiastic advocate. He knows the interface between healthcare and human rights.” (Chambers & Partners 2014)

Jeremy Hyam has a claimant-oriented practice that covers areas such as prisoners’ rights and actions against the police. Instructing solicitors praise his “tremendous ability to think outside the box.” (Chambers & Partners 2013)

Jeremy Hyam has particular expertise in health and social care, and its intersection with human rights law. He is also a favourite for Court of Protection work. (Chambers & Partners 2012)

Jeremy Hyam is “a quiet and persuasive authority, who carries a lot of intellectual weight.” Clients highlight the speed at which he can turn things around and his direct, effective advocacy. (Chambers & Partners 2010)

Selected Cases

  • R(ota) Mrs A, and Sue Evans v. Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust (2020): legal challenge to legality of transgender treatment for children
  • Winspear v City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust [2015] EWHC 3250 (QB) [2015] WLR (D) 468
  • R (Rose) v Thanet Clinical Commissioning Group [2014] EWHC 1182
  • R (Tracey) v Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2014] EWCA Civ 822
  • R (L) v West London Mental Health NHS Trust [2014] EWCA Civ 47
  • R (On the application of Wright & Others) (Appellants) v Secretary of State for Health and another (Respondents) [2009] UKHL 3
  • R (Vu) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008] EWHC 1192 (Admin)
  • R (Rayner) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2007] EWHC 1028
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