Jack Shirlaw

Jack Shirlaw

Paralegal

Jack Shirlaw

- Paralegal

At Saunders Law, Jack assists solicitors in a variety of matters including civil claims against the police involving – among other issues – assault, misfeasance, and false imprisonment.

Jack also works in a large capacity on the Hillsborough Victims’ Misfeasance Litigation, which arises from the police cover-up following the Hillsborough disaster of 1989. Jack is particularly interested in cases where victims of sexual abuse or violence feel the police or CPS have not properly pursued their allegations.

Jack acts as a co-convenor for the Police Action Lawyers Group, a national body of lawyers working on behalf of complainants against the police to defend public civil liberties and ensure the police are held accountable for malpractice. Jack is also a member of the INQUEST lawyers group, which is comprised of lawyers representing bereaved families at inquests and pursues coronial reform.

Jack graduated from Queen Mary, University of London with an honours degree in English before attaining a Distinction in his legal studies.  Before joining Saunders Law, Jack worked with a local authority to provide support to young people in police interviews and has undertaken a variety of other roles in the community.