Actions Against the Police are becoming more common – Duncan Lewis is a leading firm of claims solicitors with a strong track record in civil liberties and helping people make complaints and civil claims against the police.
A claim against the police might involve a range of different circumstances or situations, but frequently claims against the police involve breaches of:
When the police misjudge a situation or use excessive force, lives can be wrecked – every year police forces pay out significant sums of compensation for wrongful arrests false imprisonment, assault, police car accidents and negligence.
Duncan Lewis is one of the country’s leading Legal Aid criminal defence firms, so our specialist claims against the police lawyers are well placed to help anyone who is on the receiving end of police misconduct or a miscarriage of justice, or who has been injured during arrest or detention because of police use of excessive force or police negligence.
Duncan Lewis can advise on and assess any potential claim against the police at any stage of the matter – from an initial complaint to an historical miscarriage of justice, including:
Duncan Lewis advises on both Civil Claims Against the Police and Complaints Against the Police – once a complaint has been made and investigated, it may be possible to make a Claim.
Police compensation can be paid for failing to follow procedures and professional misconduct – as well as cases involving a miscarriage of justice, where an individual may be wrongly convicted and serves part of their sentence, but then has their conviction quashed at appeal.
Duncan Lewis can advise members of the public and those already in prison on a wrongful conviction, or who have been unlawfully arrested.
Our Action Against Public Authorities solicitors regularly advise on police law and claims against the police and our criminal defence teams regularly visit police stations, courts and prisons to advise on criminal law and miscarriages of justice.
Duncan Lewis Action Against Public Authorities solicitors can also advise on appeals to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (formerly Independent Police Complaints Commission) and Judicial Review of a decision by the police or IOPC.