Legal 500 “Top-tier” firm Duncan Lewis are pleased to announce the opening of its Action Against Police department headed by Senior Supervisor and specialist Solicitor Lisa Verro.
The newly-established Duncan Lewis Civil Action Against Police department can assist those who have been the victim of wrongful arrest, assault or racial discrimination by the police. Duncan Lewis Solicitors can also assist in Police Misconduct matters. Duncan Lewis can offer Legal Aid Action against the Police work in eligible cases.
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 and challenging the police without specialist legal assistance can prove complex. The Duncan Lewis Action Against Police department can provide this specialist assistance and help to bring a successful claim for the victims of; False imprisonment; Wrongful arrest; Wrongful detention; Malicious prosecution; Assault by police officers; Unlawful stop and searches; Judicial review of decisions by the police and IPCC; Search warrants; Property claims; Breach of privacy rights; Retention of DNA and police records; Adverse criminal record certificates (“CRB checks” or “DBS checks”); Unlawful police cautions; Human Rights Act and Data Protection Act issues; Human Rights Act and Data Protection Act issues; and Discrimination on grounds of race, gender, or other characteristics
Duncan Lewis Solicitors can also assist individuals who believe that their Civil Liberties has been infringed. With the largest civil practice in the UK, specialising in Civil Liberty issues and Human Rights violations in: Immigration, Public Law, Mental Health, Community Care, Welfare Benefit, Childcare, Family, Housing, Prison Law and Crime, the Duncan Lewis Civil Liberties department operates from 10 key offices in London and offices across the UK nationwide including offices in: Birmingham, Cardiff and Leicester.
Duncan Lewis’ Civil Liberties’ work is extensive and transcends a number of the company’s key legal departments to ensure an effective and consistent multidisciplinary approach and transcends across a number of areas of law assisting: victims of torture, prisoner rights and clients with mental health issues. Duncan Lewis’ Civil Liberties department has a particular focus on Immigration human rights violations and Article 5 ECHR Unlawful Detention claims. With over 190 specialist lawyers and caseworkers, our lawyers can offer legal services in over 70 languages and are all accredited by the Legal Aid Agency (LAA).
Leading the new Civil Actions against Police department is Lisa Verro, who joined Duncan Lewis in September 2015.
Lisa’s career has seen her working for a number of high-profile law firms handling matters which include Public and Private Law challenges to the police and/or other statutory bodies. Many of Lisa’s cases have involved serious racially aggravated assaults, wrongful arrest, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, negligence, trespass, judicial review applications and claims under the Human Rights Act. Lisa had a significant number of clients who were pursuing claims for race and disability discrimination.
In addition to her Action Against Police work, Lisa also handles Child Abuse matters, historical and non-historical, of a both sexual or physical nature. Lisa can assist with claims against teachers and employees of educational establishments, abuse in homes (children’s homes/elderly or care homes), abuse by the clergy and failed care/neglect cases amongst others
Lisa has achieved supervisor status with the Legal Aid Agency for Actions against the Police and Child Abuse work consistently since 2004. She is a member of the Police Action Lawyers Group, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers.
Lisa can accept work on behalf of Duncan Lewis nationwide.