I'm looking for advice about how to take action under the Human Rights Act 1998. This concerns a divorce case (ancillary relief) and a subsequent refusal of permission to appeal by the High Court. I represented myself at the original hearing but was represented by a very experienced barrister at the hearing for permission to appeal at the High Court. My barrister told me that I had done a very good job at representing myself and he didn't understand both courts' blatant bias against me.
I subsequently approached a well-known chambers that specialises in human rights, but they referred me to another set in Holborn on a public access basis, which listed human rights as one of its many practice areas. However, rather giving me a meeting with a human rights barrister which I had requested, they gave me a meeting with a family law barrister. This was pointless, because I had already received plenty of advice from family law solicitors and barristers. He didn't even bother to read the issues of the case and simply discouraged me from taking any action. It was clear that he knew the High Court judge very well, possibly at a personal level, given the affectionate way he talked about her. He seemed to be protecting her rather than giving me any useful advice.
The human rights issues are Article 6 (right to a fair trial) and Protocol I Article 1 (right to peaceful enjoyment of possessions). I won't go into the long and detailed list of issues, but I'll give a brief taste of them. The district judge made many errors in his calculations, omitting assets and liabilities from his figures and his judgment was based on misquoted comments by me. I subsequently obtained a transcript which proved that I had said something different from what his judgment claimed that I had said. At the permission to appeal hearing, the High Court judge misquoted facts and figures again, despite this time having the benefit of a transcript of the original hearing. In addition, there was one crucial figure that the High Court judge misquoted as half of the figure in the district judge's written judgment and order, which she described as "de minimis" in view of her mistaken perception of its small size. She also omitted to address one of my several grounds of appeal entirely, neither refusing nor granting permission to appeal. This was one of countless oversights and errors by both judges. The number of factual and mathematical errors in both judgments was so stark and consistently in the other side's favour that this was symptomatic at best of cronyism and at worst of corruption. Not one error was in my favour. Having been refused permission to appeal, I have no further right of appeal in order to remedy the many errors.
Despite having paid for legal advice, I still don't know what I need to do. I understand that I have 12 months to take action under the Human Rights Act 1998. What is the procedure? In the meantime, I've submitted a very detailed application to the EHCR, just within 6 months from the refusal of permission to appeal, but this will take at least a year.