David Sandiford

Call 1995

sandiford@exchangechambers.co.uk

“Well-prepared with great attention to detail.”

The Legal 500 2021
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Police Law

David has huge experience in defending civil actions involving the police, ranging from malicious prosecution, false arrest/imprisonment and assault through to human rights cases and alleged breaches of the investigative duty.

His work 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.

Police Law Cases

A flavour of practice:

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;