Louis Browne QC

Call 1988
Silk 2017


"Highly skilled barrister with excellent knowledge of his working area."

The Legal 500 2021
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Police Law

Louis has considerable experience of acting for and against police forces, particularly in the North of England in claims involving wrongful arrest, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution and misfeasance in public office. His experience extends to both advisory work and at trial. He has been successful in most of the work he has undertaken and has recovered very substantial sums by way of damages.

Louis has also acted in police misconduct hearings including representing a police officer who tasered a blind man who he thought was carrying a samurai sword.

Police Law Cases

Recent experience has included:

  •  A two week trial concerning children which was highly sensitive and involved allegations of race discrimination by police officers
  • Advised a defendant government body on the reflective loss principle per Johnson v Gore Wood (No.1) [2012] AC1
  • Advised claimants on the mental element required of a defendant in misfeasance in public office
  • Advised on the scope and extent of disclosure against the Serious Fraud Office
  • Whether malicious prosecution/ misfesance in public office could be established where a police officer had fabricated evidence but the CPS had independently decided to prosecute.