Actions Against The Police

Duncan Lewis can offer specialist legal advice in the areas of Actions Against the Police and Abuse cases. You can be assured of high quality representation in your claim at all levels and personal attention to your case from an experienced lawyer.


In the event of Police misconduct, the effects can have a long-term detrimental impact on the victim’s liberty, health or ability to pursue their chosen career. Challenging the Police without specialist legal advice and assistance can prove complex and daunting.


At Duncan Lewis our Actions Against the Police Department can offer legal aid, where eligible, in actions or complaints arising from the following issues:

  • Wrongful Arrest
  • False imprisonment
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Assault or Excessive Force
  • Data Protection Issues
  • Trespass to Property
  • Unlawful Retention of Property
  • Race and Disability Discrimination issues
  • Related Human Rights Issues
  • Related Judicial Review Applications
  • Failure to Review Parole Promptly

We can also offer legal aid in Abuse Matters, whether historical or non-historical. We advise on cases of physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect cases.


Amongst others, we can offer advice on claims involving :

  • The clergy
  • Teachers or employees of educational establishments
  • Abuse in homes (i.e. care homes, childrens homes or elderly homes)
  • Abuse by individuals (stand alone claims)
  • Abuse of the elderly or disabled
  • Failed Care / Neglect cases


Where legal aid is not available, we can discuss other funding options including:

  • Conditional fee agreements (no win, no fee agreements)
  • Contingency Based Agreements (Damage Based agreements)
  • Fixed Fee Arrangements
  • Legal Expenses Insurance
  • Private Funding


At the outset, we will discuss your expectations with you and what can realistically be achieved. Our aim will then be to help you achieve these expectations by working with you. We will help you understand the process of making a complaint/claim as well as keeping you fully informed about the progress of your case at all times.


Duncan Lewis provides access to the best doctors and medical specialists for clients making a compensation claim of this type. We are aware that these areas of very specialist areas and we know the best doctors, medical specialists, social work experts and barristers to go to in the UK to ensure that your claim has the best chances of success.


We aim to offer a friendly and professional service, placing you and your family’s best interests first throughout the process. We are committed to providing clients with the highest possible standards of care. Our specialist lawyers are happy to arrange meetings with Actions Against the Police/Abuse clients at any of the many Duncan Lewis offices across the UK if appropriate– or we can arrange prison visits or meet a client at their home, if preferred.


Contact us today and we will be happy to discuss your claim in full – and answer any questions you may have about making a Action Against the Police / Abuse claim. Our specialist Action Against Police lawyers will conduct an initial free assessment of your case.

"Challenging the Police without specialist legal advice can prove complex and daunting"
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