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.
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;