Civil Actions involving the Police
David has 25 years experience in defending civil actions involving the police, ranging from malicious prosecution, misfeasance in public office, false arrest/imprisonment and assault through to human rights cases, Equality Act cases and alleged breaches of the investigative duty.
His work also covers EL/OL claims from officers, 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;