The police sub-group draws on the talent and expertise of established criminal, personal injury and public law/regulatory groups. We operate across the range of:
We represent both claimants and defendants, but have a defendant bias, based primarily on a long and successful relationship with the Metropolitan Police (and other forces). Over the last decade we have represented the Met’ on a whole series of judicial review challenges brought by the late Brian Haw and other protectors to the legislative regimes covering the protest in Parliament Square. We are currently active in a series of judicial review challenges to the legality of warrants in the terrorism sphere.
We have a good working relationship with the judges at the Central London County Court – now based at the Thomas More Building – where most police jury trials are conducted. Our advocates, schooled initially at the criminal bar, have excellent trial management skills.