David Sandiford

Call 1995


"David is always thoroughly prepared and gets to the detail of each case. His calm and measured approach helps to achieve some excellent results and makes him extremely popular with clients. He is an excellent advocate, approachable and responsive."

Legal 500 Leading Junior: personal injury; inquests/inquires; administrative/public law/civil liberties/human rights
Photo of David Sandiford

Civil Actions involving the Police

David has 25 years experience of appearing in civil actions involving the police, ranging from malicious prosecution, misfeasance in public office, false arrest/imprisonment and assault through to human rights cases including the right to peaceful protest. He has advised in Equality Act cases and alleged breaches of the investigative duty.

His work also covers EL/OL claims often involving substantial quantum disputes, and also ‘fleet’ claims from arising from emergency vehicles being involved in RTAs.

He has advised on a range of operational matters and issues arising from human trafficking, slavery and servitude.

He acted in one of the first Slavery and Trafficking Risk Orders to be sought nationally.

Police Cases

A flavour of practice:

Re Y – Misfeasance in public office, issues of vicarious liability, QDB

Re X – Equality Act, policing of protestors

Re H – false arrest, false imprisonment, football related disorder

Re A – false arrest, false imprisonment, drug related

Re S – claim arising from alleged breach of the investigative duty – child slavery

Re X – claim arising from alleged harassment and assault by fellow officers

Re S – false arrest, malicious prosecution, breach of confidence

Re C – custody time limits, mental health, issues around delay, inter agency protocol & procedure.

Re H – injury to officer in course of search, liability and pension loss issues;

Re F – human rights, Data Protection Act, issues of privacy around photographic witness appeals;

Re A – advice on execution of warrants, human trafficking, prostitution;

Re B – issues around lawfulness of notification requirements for sex offender, human rights, damages;