Our History

Our journey began in 2002, when a group of professionals, united by a shared belief in social justice, worked together to bring about long-term and tangible change in Asylum, Immigration and Human Rights Law. The group became the first solicitors to bring a case to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and successfully argue for policy changes to the European Courts Association Agreement for Turkish nationals. As a result of the firm’s actions, thousands of Turkish nationals were able to move to the UK, build new lives and contribute to British society.

Since the landmark case at the ECJ, Stoke White has consolidated its position as unrivalled experts in Charity Law and International Criminal Law. We have received extensive media attention for our pioneering work at the International Criminal Court, where we applied to the chief prosecutor to investigate crimes committed in Syria. We also have an ongoing case relating to the MV Mavi Marmara, known for its role in the Gaza Freedom Flotilla and the subsequent raid.

Underpinning the work of Stoke White is our unshakable belief in justice for all. Motivated by this vision of a fairer, more just global future, the team works tirelessly for the disempowered, the disenfranchised, the forgotten, the neglected and the mistreated. Similarly, our lawyers joined us specifically because of their dedication, passion and drive in pursuing justice for our clients.

Our Approach

We take a highly personalised approach to every case we work on, no matter how complex the details are. We act as counsellors and advisors, guiding our clients through each stage of the process with understanding, sympathy and purpose.

This personal approach is underpinned by our relentless passion for justice. We are highly committed to protecting the rights and freedoms of individuals and ensuring that organisations and institutions at all levels exercise their powers lawfully.

Our multi-cultural, multi-lingual team includes experienced lawyers from Turkey, USA, the Netherlands and the UK. This combination of cultural and linguistic familiarity, human rights experience and technical legal expertise, enables us to work effectively on the ground, where required, with the people directly affected.

It is this experience and expertise, combined with our reputation for rigour, passion and commitment to upholding the rule of law, that has been key to the many successful outcomes we have secured for our clients.

Our Experience

We have a long history of upholding human rights and bringing to justice those who commit crimes against humanity. Our highly experienced team brings an impressive depth of expertise to victims of human rights abuse, whether in the UK or overseas.

Our team has acted for individuals and organisations on a range of high-profile cases in the highest UK courts, the International Criminal Court, the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human
Rights. We also specialise in Judicial Review proceedings; challenging decisions made by public bodies
that have an adverse effect on an individual’s interests.

In everything we do, we pride ourselves on offering the same level of commitment, attention to detail and
expertise across the board. Our work helps individual members of the public to campaigning groups, NGOs, charities, businesses and other organisations.

Our commitment

When it comes to seeking justice, we are formidable adversaries against perpetrators of human rights abuses all over the world, whether individuals or governments. Our list of successful cases includes ground-breaking work with the Government of Comoros, as well as country-specific NGOs in Turkey, UK and USA.

We have several ongoing applications at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on behalf of a state, individual victims and organisations. This matter has received considerable comment and attention from ICC judges as well as the wider public.

We also have several noteworthy cases proceeding at a national level in the United States that push the boundaries of international and national laws, and we have a pending application at the UK War Crimes Department, as well as numerous criminal cases in national domestic courts.

Our Network

We love collaborating with organisations who share our ethos. In areas such as reputation management, messaging, communications and public relations, we work with several dynamic and ethical agencies who support our work defending clients and upholding the universal principles of human rights and justice.

Over the years, we have grown our reach, influence and audience. We now have a strong presence in the UK, the US, the Middle East and other regions across the globe.


Our out of box thinking and solutions, determinations, professional and tailor made approach and care for our clients are among many things that make us who we are

International Criminal Law & Human Rights

  • Long History Of Success
  • Leading Advocates
  • Relentless Commitment
  • Unrivalled Experience
  • High Profile Cases

Public International Law

  • Sanctions & Compliance Controls
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • International Arbitration
  • International Agreements
  • State & Diplomatic Issues

International Charity Law

  • Tailored Approach
  • Crisis Management
  • Financial Crimes
  • Public Relations
  • Anti-terorrism regulations