Mishcon de Reya
|Headquarters||London, United Kingdom|
|No. of offices||Two|
|No. of lawyers||Over 300|
|Major practice areas||General practice|
|Date founded||1937 (London)|
Mishcon de Reya LLP is a British law firm with offices in London and New York.
Mishcon de Reya was founded by Victor Mishcon in Brixton in 1937.
In 2008, the firm launched the specialist 'Pink Law' Legal Advice Centre in conjunction with Queen Mary, University of London and two other city law firms. The project offers free and impartial legal advice on issues affecting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, such as employment discrimination, civil partnerships and cohabitation.
In January 2010 Mishcon de Reya opened an associated office in New York, Mishcon de Reya New York LLP.
The firm became a limited liability partnership on 9 October 2015.
In 2016 the company co-ordinated a challenge in the High Court by Gina Miller, an investment manager and philanthropist, against the process of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union. The law firm was subjected to abuse as a result of its involvement in the case, and Brexit supporters mounted a protest outside the firm's offices.
The Government in January 2017, appealed the High Court ruling to the Supreme Court, but were unsuccessful with the Supreme Court ruling, in a majority decision, that Parliament must vote on whether the Government can start the process of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union.
- "Mishcon joins 'Pink Law' advice initiative". The Lawyer. 17 November 2008. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
- Bowcott, Owen (19 July 2016). "Theresa May does not intend to trigger article 50 this year, court told". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
- Corporation, British Broadcasting (24 January 2017). "Brexit: Supreme Court says Parliament must give Article 50 go-ahead". BBC. Retrieved 24 January 2017.