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Actions Against the Police

If you have suffered ill-treatment at the hands of the police, we can help you enforce your rights and hold the police to account.

We regularly assist those who have suffered some of the most serious abuse obtain justice and pride ourselves on building strong, trust-based relationships with our clients.

Making a Claim Against the Police

When the police or any other officers of the state, such as immigration or prison officers, act unlawfully, there are various legal avenues for holding them responsible for the wrongs they have committed. These include going through the police complaints process, making a civil claim for compensation or seeking judicial review of a public body’s exercise of their powers. Which route will be the best depends on the particular circumstances.

Drawing on over 45 years combined legal experience and knowledge, our expert litigators have been obtaining justice for those who have suffered wrongs and ill–treatment at the hands of the state. We will work tirelessly on your behalf, fighting to get you the remedy you deserve, be it an apology, compensation, disciplinary action or an assurance the same mistakes won’t happen again.

We can also advise you on the funding options available for making a claim against the police, such as eligibility for legal aid or the viability of a conditional fee agreement.

Our Experience - Actions Against the Police

Our lawyers have an excellent record obtaining compensation and apologies, along with disciplinary action, against the police and other public bodies.

Our work has included:
  • Securing compensation for clients who suffer loss or injury as a result of police misconduct, including police assault, unlawful stop and search, unlawful arrest or seizure of goods and false imprisonment
  • Helping the families of those who have died following contact with the police or other public bodies, for instance, representation for members of the Hillsborough Family Support Group in relation to civil claims against public bodies arising out of the Hillsborough tragedy
  • Helping clients who were unlawfully detained by immigration authorities
  • Assisting Michael Mansfield QC with the Pitchford Inquiry into undercover policing

Saunders Law - Protecting & Enforcing Our Clients’ Rights

Our renowned police actions and human rights solicitors are acknowledged experts in this complex field of law. The team routinely works on high-profile and newsworthy matters, including advising members of the Hillsborough Family Support Group following the Hillsborough Disaster and advising Michael Mansfield QC in relation to the Pitchford Inquiry into unlawful undercover policing.

The expert team of solicitors is always happy to offer an initial, free, no-obligation telephone discussion and can advise you on how a complaint can be funded either privately or through Legal Aid.

We are ranked as a leading firm in The Legal 500 for Civil Liberties and Human Rights, and Administrative and Public Law, and in Chambers & Partners for Police Law: Mainly Claimant.

For a free, no-obligation, initial discussion of how we may be able to help, including possible funding options, please contact us today.

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