Alex Menary successful in Police Appeals Tribunal

March 4, 2020

Alex Menary from Exchange Chambers, instructed by Darren Cook of RadcliffesLeBrasseur Solicitors, has successfully appealed a decision of dismissal without notice before the Police Appeals Tribunal (PAT).

PC B, a distinguished officer of 27 years with unblemished experience, was dismissed following a misconduct hearing in July of 2019. The PAT accepted submissions that the original decision was unfair and unreasonable, following errors that were highlighted in the approach the original panel took both to the College of Policing Guidance on outcomes, and the seriousness assessment.

As a result the original decision was quashed and PC B was issued with a final written warning, resulting in his immediate re-instatement.

Darren Cook, Instructing Solicitor at RadcliffesLeBrasseur praised Alex’s work in the following statement:

“Alex was instrumental in quickly identifying the flaws in the original decision of the panel. His expertise in drafting the grounds of appeal was certainly apparent and this was reflected in the PAT ultimately agreeing with his submissions.

“Both my client and I are massively appreciative of Alex’s efforts in achieving this excellent result”.

Alex Menary has developed a specialist Police Law and Criminal practice, and accepts instructions to advise and represent Officers accused of misconduct across the North of England.