Public Interest Litigation

 Public Interest Litigation

Public interest litigation is the use of law to advance human rights and equality, or raise issues of broad public concern. It helps advance the cause of minority or disadvantaged groups or individuals. Public interest cases may arise from both public (relationship between individuals and the government) or private law (relationship between individuals) matters.

Thomas Philip has acted in a number of major public interest cases, assisting groups and individuals in furthering their causes.

Our team has assisted clients in numerous matters including:

  • Public inquests

  • Discrimination on grounds of race, religion, disability and gender in employment and provision of services.

  • Disadvantaged clients facing loss of their homes due to land acquisition.

  • Native "Orang Asli" communities or individuals in heritage, contractual and property-related matters