Julian King successfully represents police officers in Gross Misconduct cases

April 10, 2024

Julian King appears in Equality Act / Police Misconduct Case


Julian King represented a police officer accused of misusing police computer systems. PC W faced allegations of breaches of the Professional Standards of behaviour in respect of Confidentiality, Discreditable Conduct and Honesty and Integrity. He denied allegations his behaviour amounted to Gross Misconduct.

During the hearing, which commenced on the 8th April at South Yorkshire Police, detailed arguments were advanced in respect of medical evidence. Julian made submissions in respect of the Equality Act 2010, and findings of Disability.

At the conclusion of the case, the Panel found breaches of the professional standards to be proved. However, the Officer’s behaviour was assessed to be at the level of Misconduct only. Gross Misconduct was not proved and the Officer received a written warning.

Julian was instructed by Tom Nutter, Partner and Co-Head of Crime and Regulatory at Gorvins Solicitors.


Favourable Outcome secured for Police Officer in Alcohol Misuse Case


Julian King has also appeared for a South Wales Police Officer in a recent Misconduct Hearing, convened at Bridgend. The faced allegations of consuming alcohol on duty, thereby breaching standards of ‘Fitness for Duty’ ,’Orders and Instructions’ and ‘Discreditable Conduct’. The case required submissions on the relevance of the Equality Act and the finding of a disability. Following extended submissions on mitigating circumstances, the Panel found Gross Misconduct proved and imposed a Final Written Warning as sanction.


Julian was instructed by Alan Ridler, Straw and Pearce Solicitors.


Julian specialises in professional discipline, regulatory and serious criminal cases. He spent 20 years working within policing before commencing practice.

He often represents police officers or other professionals facing criminal or disciplinary proceedings. He has detailed knowledge of serious crime, with specific experience within the fields of fraud and corporate crime.

Julian is appointed to the Specialist Regulatory Panel (List C).