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Actions Against Police

Hodge Jones & Allen is nationally recognised as one of the leading law firms for bringing civil actions against police. We have a longstanding history of holding the police to account for abuse of power or ill treatment and obtaining favourable settlements for our clients. Our solicitors have won many awards for their fearless determination to hold the police to account where the police have acted illegally or unfairly.

We act for individuals who have been ill treated at the hands of the police or who have been wrongly caught up in the criminal justice system, including protestors and victims of crime. We have acted for many high profile clients but equally we act for those whose cases who do not receive any publicity at all. Whatever, the nature of your claim, you will receive the same high level of service tailored to your needs.

Our Civil Liberties team pursue disciplinary proceedings and the full range of civil actions against the police. We have a high degree of success obtaining apologies, compensation, deletion of client data from police databases and changes to police practice. By working closely with our large Criminal Defence team where needed, clients benefit from a comprehensive level of service unmatched by many firms in this field.

Top Ranked Civil Liberties Team

Our Civil Liberties team is ranked as one of the top 10 firms in the UK for this area of law in Chambers UK 2016 and the Legal 500 2015.

Susie Labinjoh co-heads the firm’s civil liberties team. She is regarded by market sources as “very well prepared, has a good manner with clients and is very experienced,” She specialises in civil actions against the police and public authorities and related human rights claims; including related public law challenges and professional negligence claims. Chambers UK 2016

Jocelyn Cockburn co-heads the firm’s civil liberties team. She is described as a “renowned leader and an expert in the fields of Civil Liberties and Actions Against the Police.” Legal 500 2015

Sasha Barton represents clients in claims for miscarriages of justice, such as failure to investigate and protect. Commentators say: “Her legal analysis is great, she is very bright and always well prepared.” Chambers UK 2016

Our solicitors are active members of the Police Action Lawyers Group, a national organisation comprised of solicitors and barristers who specialise in representing claimants against the police.

Our Actions Against the Police Solicitors are backed by nearly four decades of experience. Our legal practice and team of civil liberties solicitors have a strong track record of achieving favourable client outcomes. For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0808 250 6017 today.