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Actions against the police

Our Civil Liberties Team specialise in holding the police and other state bodies to account through the complaints system and civil actions.

Here’s how we can help you:

  • Complaints against the police;

Civil claims against the police, including:

  • False Imprisonment
  • Misfeasance in a Public Office
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Assault by Police Officer
  • Police Dog Bite injuries
  • Failure to investigate
  • Claims under the Human Rights Act
  • Breaches of Data Protection/duty of confidentiality
  • Civil claims against the Prison Service, including;
  • Assault by a Prison Officer
  • Assault by prisoner caused by the Negligence of the Prison

Representation at an Inquest where:

  • The death has occurred in State Detention (Prison, police custody, immigration detention, when sectioned under the Mental Health Act);
  • Police shooting
  • The death has occurred following contact with the police
  • At Minton Morrill, our specialist civil liberties solicitors can quickly establish whether you have a case and, if so, work with you to achieve the best possible outcome.

To find out how one of our team can help you, please contact us.

Examples Of Some Of Our Other Actions Against Police Successful Claims

Data Protection Claim - Ministry of Justice

A claim was brought on behalf of a prisoner for breach of confidentiality and breaches of the Data Protection Act 1996 when staff at the prison released confidential material to another prisoner concerning our client’s conviction which led to him being...

Assault - Police

A claim was brought against the police for assault when he had been grabbed by the Custody Sergeant at the police station and slammed against a cell door causing dislocation to his left shoulder. The assault was captured on CCTV and a claim was subsequently...

False Imprisonment - HMCTS

The dept represented a client who had 2014 been arrested and transferred to Leeds Magistrates Court as a warrant had been issued for failing to attend Court. He was granted bail at Court. After being granted bail the client was rearrested under the same...

False Imprisonment - Prison Service

The department represented a client in a claim for unlawful detention in prison as he was detained for an additional period of 22 days following his sentence. The Government Legal Department on behalf of the Ministry of Justice initially denied liability on...

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