The BHA relies on the pro bono assistance of a number of barristers, solicitors and academic lawyers to assist us in our work. Lawyers can help us by assisting in our policy formulation, in the production of briefings and the drafting of amendments for use in parliamentary lobbying, and by representing the BHA or individual humanists who have faced discrimination or are seeking judicial reviews of decisions that adversely affect the position of the non-religious in Britain. We are always seeking new members of this informal network, and particularly solicitors, barristers or academics with expertise in human rights, equalities, employment law, charity law, or public law.
If you are interested in joining this network, please email us.
If you are a member of the public and have been discriminated against because of your non-religious beliefs, or have related legal problems, the BHA may be able to help. Even if we are unable to help directly, we are always willing to forward requests for advice on or to use testimonials of discrimination in our campaigning work.
Please note that the BHA cannot provide legal advice. You may wish to take advice from Citizens Advice or contact the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). It is especially important that the EHRC, which also campaigns on equality and human rights issues, should hear of a discrimination suffered by people because of their non-religious beliefs.